Larry Lammes's Boston & Maine (HO)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Larry Lammes
230 Sawgrass Place
Griffin, GA 30223
770-233-8544
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scale

HO

Size

27’ x 19

Prototype

B&M

Locale

Vermont, Mass border

Era

1957 - 1958

Style

Point to point

Len. of Mainline

260'

Layout Height

42” lower and 55” upper deck, upper staging at 72"

Benchwork

Open grid

Roadbed

Cork, home cut, spline and plywood for yards

Trackwork

Code 83, Atlas and Micro engineering

Turnouts

Shinohara and atlas

Min. Radius

30”

Maximum Grade

2%

Scenery

Stacked foam insulation and paper shell

Backdrop

Painted drywall and hardboard

Controls

DCC NCE

Wheelchair Accessible

No

The track plan is point to point, single track main line with 5 passing tracks.  One end has a 5 track stub ended staging yard the other end has a 5 track loop staging.  The layout has 2 helixes connecting the 4 levels.  The area modeled represents the area from Troy New York to East Deerfield, Massachusetts.  Time frame is summer 1957 just after the start of the McGinnis era on the B & M..

Scenery is progressing to about 70% at least roughed in.  Back drop is hand painted on walls and hardboard.  Most of the scenery is paper shell, some carved foam board with ground goopcovered with Woodland Scenics products along with misc. other materials.  Have been using front silvered mirrors to extend rivers and roadways into the backdrop.

Directions 

From Atlanta go South on rt. 19/41 to Birdie, Left on Birdie go straight through the traffic light pass the Waterfall and stop at the gate house.  Go straight on Sun City Parkway to DelWeb Blvd. Right on DelWeb Blvd and right on Spring Forest, turn right on Cobblestone Blvd and another right on Sawgrass Place.  Follow the Piedmont Pilgrimage signs.  GPS may take you to the construction entrance, the gate will be locked. You will have to go north on Jordan Hill to the waterfall and enter to DelWeb Parkway.