Joe Nichols Jr., MMR's Alpine Central Railroad [Sandy Springs, GA] (HOn3) and (HO)

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. This host has NO SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for healthy guests who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
Alpine Central Railroad [Sandy Springs, GA] (HOn3) and
8915 Ridgemont Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Pilgrimage Pioneer Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Joe Nichols Jr., MMR
770-552-0347
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

For 2021, this will be an in-person tour of this indoor model railroad. 

Layout Description:

The Alpine Central Railroad includes scratch built structures, locomotives and rolling stock, including several award-winning models. Narrow gauge steam locomotives and two "geese." Several locomotives are Tsunami sound-equipped.

Scale

HO/HOn3

Size

20' x 26'

Prototype

DSP&P, C&S

Locale

Como to Gunnison, Colorado

Era

1900-1920

Style

Freelance some double deck

Len. of Mainline

270'

Layout Height

40"-60”

Benchwork

L girder

Roadbed

Homasote

Trackwork

   50% handlaid, 50% flex track

Turnouts

Handlaid with some #6 & #4 MicroEngineering

Min. Radius

20”

Maximum Grade

2.5%

Scenery

35% - plaster over styrofoam

Backdrop

Masonite

Controls

Digitrax DCC/JMRI block detection RR-Cirkits

Wheelchair Accessible

No

Directions 

Merge onto GA-400 N from I-285 toward CUMMING / DAHLONEGA. 5.4 miles

1: Take the NORTHRIDGE ROAD exit- EXIT 6- toward GA-9 / DUNWOODY PL. 0.2 miles

2: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NORTHRIDGE RD and cross GA-400 then straight through the next light. 0.5 miles

3: Turn RIGHT onto ROSWELL RD / GA-9. 0.7 miles

4: Turn LEFT into HUNTCLIFF at bottom of the hill. 0.2 miles

5: Turn RIGHT onto HUNTCLIFF TRACE at stop sign. 1.6 miles

6: Turn SHARP RIGHT onto RIVER LANDING WAYafter passing address 9316. <0.1 miles

7: Turn LEFT onto RIDGEMONT DR. <0.1 miles

8: End at 8915 Ridgemont Dr, Atlanta, GA 30350-1611, first house on the right.

Total Est. Time: 16 minutes Total Est. Distance: 9.13 miles