Joe Sullivan's Gainesville & Tennessee Subdivision of the L & N (N)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Joe Sullivan
375 Stone Mill Trail NE
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
404-705-9465
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The GT Subdivision  runs from Dalton to Gainesville serving the carpet, marble and chicken/chicken feed industries as well as a large (hypothetical) paper mill on the Coosawattee River.  Mainline is complete and ballasted.  Scenery is 40% complete, including approximately 7,000 handmade trees.  Clouds are now rolling in on the backdrops.

 

Scale

N

Size

Fills two basement rooms 23’ x 20’ and 20’ x 12’

Prototype

Hypothetical L & N subdivision

Locale

North Georgia

Era

Late 1970's, “Family Lines era”

Style

Double deck, around the walls with mostly visible transition between levels

Len. of Mainline

7.3 scale miles total

Layout Height

Lower deck 44", upper deck 58" to 62".

Benchwork

“Shadow-boxes” (some quite large) are connected by hidden mini-helixes and are  supported mostly on top of short bookcases and storage areas.  Some areas are suspended from ceiling and/or walls.

Roadbed

Cork on top of fiber house under-siding (or more cork) with slope corrected

Trackwork

Atlas Code 55 flextrack and turnouts.

Turnouts

Atlas #5, #7 yards, #7, #10, mostly powered and Tortoises

Min. Radius

15” staging & yard, 20” mainline

Maximum Grade

2% (mostly 1.66%)

Scenery

40% complete

Backdrop

Blue hardboard with clouds

Controls

Digitrax DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No, 14 steps to basement

 

Directions 

From the intersection of Roswell Road (GA 9) and Abernathy Road, proceed west on Abernathy Road to
the next traffic light at Wright Road. Turn right (north) on Wright and proceed until it dead-ends into Stone Mill Trail. Turn left onto Stone Mill Trail, then go straight at the 3-way stop. We are the second house on the right after the 3-way stop (pink brick).