John Kruse's J & S RR (HO)

Over 3 Years on Tour
Contact Information
John Kruse
1860 Habersham Gate Dr.
Cumming, GA 30041
770-888-5874
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Scale

HO

Size

18x10 1/2 ft.

Prototype

B&O/C&O

Locale

Great Lakes to Virginia

Era

Transition period from steam to diesel 1950s and 1960s

Style

Duck under center island

Len. of Mainline

112 feet

Layout Height

50 inches

Benchwork

L-girder

Roadbed

Cork on plywood

Trackwork

3foot Atlas flex track code 100

Turnouts

Mostly #6 some#4 Peco insulfrog

Min. Radius

22inch

Maximum Grade

2%

Scenery

0%

Backdrop

Professionally painted 18 foot countryside mural wall

Controls

Digitrax DT402D duplex equipped loco net throttles

Wheelchair Accessible

No

 

From the docks of the Great Lakes to the coal mines of Virginia, you will see, under construction, various industries. Plans include either coal or iron ore docks which include a Hulett unloader and a Shell Oil refinery. There is a six stall roundhouse and a 120 inch turntable, 5 track yard.  2 rivers will flow in and out of a small lake. A side track crosses over a bridge which leads to a coal mine. The layout is divided into 3 sections controlled by Digitrax DCS 100 and 2 DB 150's.  There are 2 reverse loops, one at each end of the layout, controlled by PSX-AR solid state auto reverser.  DS 64's control 50 Tortoise switch machines.

Directions 

North on Ga 400 to exit 14, bear right (east) onto Ga 20.  In about one mile turn left onto Habersham Gate Dr.