Jim Foley's JD & VR Railroad [NE Atlanta, GA] (G)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an outdoor garden railway. Host has NO SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for healthy guests who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
JD & VR Railroad [NE Atlanta, GA]
1588 Friar Tuck Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Over 3 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Jim Foley
404-542-4660
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

The video above is a replay from our 2020 "virtual" Piedmont Pilgrimage.

For 2021, this will be an in-person tour of this outdoor garden railway. 

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

Directions 

Directions: From I/75/85 connector in midtown, exit 14th street or 17th street, east to West Peachtree, north 0n West Peachtree to merge with Peachtree, continue two blocks to right on Beverly, half mile to left on Friar Tuck.  Fourth house (yellow ranch) on left.