Jim Foley's JD & VR Railroad (G)

Over 1 Year on Tour
Contact Information

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 9:00am

Important Note: For 2020, there will be no "open house", in-person layout tours.  All Piedmont Pilgrimage tours will be "virtual", video-only tours.

Layout Description:

Mainline is 200’ figure eight covering about 35’ x 35’ area. Long passing siding. Secondary line about 50’ around pond within one loop of the figure eight, with crossovers to mainline. Spur into house to 5-track staging area. One single-track and one double-track Eaglewings steel bridge over creek feeding pond.  Two 10‘ steel truss bridges and three 3’ steel beam bridges on elevated portion of mainline. USA Trains F3A/B diesel, NW2 diesel switcher, and J1e Hudson. Aristocraft Budd RDC car. Most rolling stock from Pennsylvania roads: Pennsy, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Jersey Central, DL&W.

Scale

G

Size

35’ x 35’ (outdoors)

Prototype

None

Locale

Pennsylvania

Era

transition

Style

Figure 8 mainline

Len. of Mainline

200’

Layout Height

Some ground level, some elevated

Benchwork

N/A

Roadbed

Crushed gravel

Trackwork

Aristocraft brass

Turnouts

#6

Min. Radius

8’

Maximum Grade

3%

Scenery

Complete: Groundcover, miniature trees, structures, bridges

Backdrop

Our back yard

Controls

CVP Airwire remote; battery power

Wheelchair Accessible

No