John Bacon's Chama Junction [Sandy Springs, GA] (On30)

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. Host REQUIRES THAT ALL GUESTS BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19, AND BRING & WEAR A FACE MASK while on their property.
Chama Junction [Sandy Springs, GA]
425 Overview Dr.
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Over 3 Years on Tour
Contact Information
John Bacon
770-952-7474
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 indoor model railroad. 

Layout Description:

This layout is my first, and was built to enable 3 grandchildren to operate their own throttles at the same time without interference (collisions!).   The scenery is about 90% complete.   Like all layouts, this one will never be “finished”.

The town of Chama Junction straddles a river and has several industries, an engine yard, stores and a residential section. There is wildlife in the surrounding mountains, but watch out for the Yeti!   There are viewing platforms for shorter visitors.

Scale

O (On30 gauge)

Size

25' x 10'

Prototype

Freelanced, D&RGW inspired

Locale

Northern New Mexico

Era

Early 1940’s

Style

Roll-under

Len. of Mainline

65’

Layout Height

54”

Benchwork

Platform, 2” foam

Roadbed

Cork

Trackwork

Micro Engineering code 83

Turnouts

#5

Min. Radius

24”

Maximum Grade

4%

Scenery

Various

Backdrop

Photo mural

Controls

Digitrax DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No

 

 

Directions 

From Holy Innocents’ Church on Mt. Vernon Hwy., proceed west to traffic light at Powers Ferry. Turn right onto Dupree, then immediate left onto Old Powers Ferry. Overview Dr, is the 2nd street on your right.