Howard Goodwin, MMR,'s Great Cypress Lines (HO)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Howard Goodwin, MMR,
79 Cross Branches
Acworth, GA 30101
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Scale HO
Size 13' x 32' with two staging yards in adjacent garage.
Prototype Freelanced
Locale Southeastern U.S.
Era Transition
Style Folded over dogbone
Len. of Mainline 250'
Layout Height 48"
Benchwork Open Grid
Roadbed Homabed, Cork
Trackwork Code 83 mainline with some hand laid code 83 & code 70.
Turnout Min #8 Mainline, #6 Industrial some hand laid
Min. Radius 28"
Maximum Grade 2%
Scenery Foam, Hardshell - 75% complete
Backdrop 1/8" Hardboard (Masonite), coved in all corners
Controls Digitrax Radio DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes - Narrow aisles

The Great Cypress Lines is a point to point Class 2 railroad existing during the Transition Era encompassing the years 1940-1970. While it does not exist in any particular recognizable geographic area, it represents the area of the Southeastern United States. Cities are named for family and friends. Built for operations, the railroad is run several times a year by my Operating Group, the North Atlanta Rail Barons, as well as several other Operating Groups in the Atlanta area. Scenery is approximately 75 % complete at this writing


I-75 North/South to Exit 278 ( Glade Road )

Left at Glade Road to 3rd Traffic Light ( Intersection of GA 92 ) Also called Lake Acworth Drive Right on GA 92, follow to US 41 ( Cobb Parkway )
Right on US 41 ( North ) go to next traffic light which is GA 92 South Chevron Gas Station on corner Left on GA 92 South and proceed approximately 1 1/2 mile to Subdivision on Right called Picketts Plantation ( Called Picketts Ridge Road ) Turn Right into Subdivision. Proceed on Ridge Road to first stop sign ( Three Way Stop ) Continue on to next stop Sign ( Four Way Stop )
Continue on to the second street on the right
(Called Picketts Mill Run ) Turn Right ( the only way you CAN turn ) Address is 79 Cross Branches
Continue to next street on Right ( Called Cross Branches ) Turn Right. Ours is the second house on the left, or as it is, the last house on the left. Park in front or around the cul-de-sac.