Nydia Hanna 's Raccoon Creek Scenic Railroad (O)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Nydia Hanna
3451 Winter Chase Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Scale: O Three rail
Size: 18' X 13'
Prototype: Many rail lines represented
Locale: Ohio-Pennsyvania Area
Era: Steam
Style: Outer loop with over and under inner loop
Len of Mainline: 100 ft
Layout Height: 40""
Benchwork: l-girder open grid
Roadbed: Woodland Scenic Foam
Trackwork: Linoel tubular with ballast made of Certainteed roofing granules and Woodland Scenics light gray ballast
Turnouts: 12 Lionel O-22, 1 Linoel O-72, and 1 Ross Y
Min. Radius: 31"", most 54"" and 72""
Maximum Grade: 3.5%
Scenery: 100% complete, Mountains and hills made of cardboard strips, newspaper, plaster cloth, pink foam and structolite.
Backdrop: Painted darkening window shade material from JoAnns
Controls: Digital, DCS and TMCC
Wheelchair Accessible Yes

The layout is an O-Gauge tubular track Hi-rail project set in the late steam era. The building of this layout is a family team project that spans three generations. There are many scratch-built structures as well as detailed landscaping with realistic scenes.



From I-75 exit 267A onto Canton Rd Conn NE towards Canton. Go approximately 0.5 miles and take a slight right at the light onto Sandy Plains Rd NE. Continue 5.3 miles, then take a slight right onto Shallowford Road. Proceed .9 miles and take a right onto Winter Chase Drive NE. Winter Chase Drive is a dead end and we are the last house on the left.


From Ga 400: Take exit 7 for Ga-140/Holcolm Bridge Road toward Roswell. Turn right at Ga-140/Holcolm Bridge Road and continue to follow Holcolm Bridge Rd. for 8.7 miles. Turn left at Alpharetta St/Ga-120/Ga-9 (1.4 mi). Continue on Magnolia St (.4 mi) which becomes Pine Grove Rd (2.3 mi) which becomes Shallowford Rd. Follow Shallowford for 2.8 mi, then turn left onto Winter Chase Drive. Winter Chase is a dead end and our house is the last one on the left at the top of the hill.