Keith Williams's New York Central & Southern (HO)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Keith Williams
1050 Chateau Forest Rd.
Hoschton, GA 30548
678-977-6150
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The layout concept is a freelance ‘Big Four’ route from Buffalo to Chicago, with main yards at Buffalo (Lower Level), and Chicago, upper level, with a smaller yard at Toledo (lower level).  I am using Dr. Bruce Chubb's CMRI system for the signal system, which is fully operational and 95% installed.  I still need to build the signals at Toledo Yard and Chicago Yard.
Why, I grew up in Northern Ohio, along the Big 4, and remember the NYC trains running past the house every day!

Chicago Yard is on the upper level, and Buffalo Yard is on the lower level, point to point, with run-arounds in each yard.

I have constructed a fully functional electronic Dispatcher's panel utilizing JMRI (Java Model Railroad Interface - Freeware by the way!!!) which resides in my crew lounge at the moment.  Trains are fully operational at the moment, so feel free to ask questions!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

 

Scale

HO

Size

Approx 50’ x 46’

Prototype

New York Central

Locale

Buffalo, NY to Chicago, IL

Era

1950’s to 60’s

Style

Freelance, double deck

Len. of Mainline

525’

Layout Height

44”  lower deck, 60” upper deck

Benchwork

‘L’ Girder

Roadbed

¾” MDF

Trackwork

Atlas Cd. 83, Shinohara Cd. 70

Turnouts

Shinohara

Min. Radius

36” on Mains

Maximum Grade

1%

Scenery

Not started Yet

Backdrop

1/8” Masonite

Controls

NCE DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

Not at this time

 

 

 

 

Directions 

We are located off Brazelton Hwy between the Hamilton Mill exit and 211 exit off I-85.  From the Hamilton Mill exit turn left onto Brazelton Hwy and go about 5 miles, turn left (North) into Chateau Forest Sub.  From the 211 exit, turn right onto brazelton Hwy, and go about 2 miles, turn right (North) into the Chateau Forest sub.  1050 Chateau forest Rd is the main road through the sub, and we are the next to last house on the left.