Ken Raymond's Gold Coast Railroad (N)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Ken Raymond
6538 Autumn Crest Ln.
Hoschton, GA 30548
770-965-8703
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scale:                     N- Scale

Size:                       L=18’ W=15’

Prototype:               Union Pacific

Locale:                   California, Utah and Colorado

Era:                        1946-1956

Style:                      Walk around

Len. of Mainline:       Approx. 125'

Layout Height:          43.5” and 56.75”

Benchwork:             L- brace with Joists

Roadbed:                1/2” Plywood

Trackwork:              Code 55 Atlas

Turnouts:                Atlas

Min. Radius:             13-3/4”

Maximum Grade:      3%

Scenery:                 70% coverage

Backdrop:               Painted scenery

Controls:                 Digitrax simplex

Wheelchair Accessible:No

This railroad depicts the States of California, Utah, and Colorado. The N-Scale layout has over 300’ of laid and finished track work, hand painted scenery covering 3 walls, 50% finished scenery, 95% finished structures, and a 4 level Helix visible by video camera. The Era is 1946-56. Steam engines and Diesel are operating and 2 staging yards are available. A unique feature is a Rolling Lift Bridge that is fully operational over a finished Harbor. Many quality industries are in place throughout the layout. There are 5 reverse loops allowing many directions of travel. Signal lights are operational on all major turnouts. 2 years of progress (out of 7) are reflected in this years Pilgrimage. 

 

Directions 

For GPS or MapQuest, use 5838 Thompson Mill ROAD, Hoschton, GA.  This is west of I-85, off of GA 211.  Turn into the Village of Deaton Creek & to the Gate House, left lane.

Take Hwy 85 to exit 126. Go West at the top of the ramp onto Hwy 211 (Winder Hwy). Proceed approximately 2 miles to Thompson Mill Rd (Hwy 347) and turn Left at the light. Go about 1 mile to Access the Village at Deaton Creek via Friendship Drive (347). When approaching gated community stay in left lane to security guard house. Ask for printed directions to Ken Raymond at 6538 Autumn Crest Lane (about 1.5 miles).