Philip & Linda Stead's D&RGW San Juan Division [Nelson, GA] (On3)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. This host has NO SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for healthy guests who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
D&RGW San Juan Division [Nelson, GA]
1460 Old Nelson Rd
Ball Ground, GA 30107-2716
Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Philip & Linda Stead
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Layout Details

The video above is a replay from our 2020 "virtual" Piedmont Pilgrimage.

For 2021, this will be an in person, home basement tour.

Layout Description:

Scale On3
Size 1500 sq ft
Prototype Denver and Rio Grande Western
Locale Chama New Mexico to Alamosa Colorado
Era Circa 1949
Layout Style Linear along the basement walls
Len. Mainline 300 ft
Layout Height 42 base, 66 summit
Benchwork Hollow core doors on L-girder
Roadbed Cork on Homasote
Trackwork Precision Scale flextrack
Turnout Min #6
Min Radius 42"
Maximum Grade 4%
Scenery 80% Complete
Backdrop 300' painted mural
Controls Digitrax
Wheelchair Accessible No



I-75 north from Atlanta, I-575 north from Marietta to Exit 27 right toward Ball Ground, 0.2 miles to GA-5 4way stop turn left, north 2.9 miles to right turn at Jordan Road site of railroad cement siding and silos, 0.1 miles to stop sign, left at Old Nelson Rd., 0.7 miles to first house on right, white w/ green shutters.