Rick Bigliardi's North Pole, Tinseltown, Sabastian, and Bigville (NTS&B) [Kennesaw, GA] (O)

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. Host REQUIRES THAT ALL GUESTS BRING AND WEAR A FACE MASK while on their property.
North Pole, Tinseltown, Sabastian, and Bigville (NTS&B) [Kennesaw, GA]
3136 Brookeview Ln NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Rick Bigliardi
770-428-2092
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

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

For 2021, this will be an in-person tour of this indoor model railroad. 

Layout Description:

My wife Kathy (who passed away in 2019) was the main influence on the design of my layout (and boy was she sorry!).  It features a 6’ diameter 2 track Helix (her requirement), 2 12’ suspension bridges and a 4’ arch bridge.  It has ceramic and plastic buildings, lots of lights, and multi-levels.  Most lights and accessories can be operated by visitors.  The layout contains about 1000’ of track and can run 14 trains and a trolley on dedicated loops.

Scale

 O-Gauge, 3 rail.

Size

 4 Layers: 15’x35.5’ top layer, 12’x31.5’ remaining layers.

Prototype

 Free-lance

Locale

 North Pole and points South.

Era

 1950’s to present.

Style

 Folded dog bone.

Len. of Mainline

 2 x 110’.  (Longest loop is 202’.)

Layout Height

 34” to 82”

Benchwork

 Modules

Roadbed

 1/2" Plywood

Trackwork

 Lionel 0-27 profile 3 rail, Gargraves mainline.

Turnouts

 Ross #4, Gargraves 0-42, Lionel 0-27.

Min. Radius

 0-27 to 0-72, depending on loop, with most 0-34 and 0-42, and 1 0-63 and 1 0-72 mainline.

Maximum Grade

 Most loops flat. Helix up is 3.5% up, and down is 4.5%.

Scenery

 Traditional Toy Train with accessories and ceramic buildings.

Backdrop

 None

Controls

 Local Transformers with conventional control, some TMCC.

Wheelchair Accessible

 No

Directions 

From I-75 exit 269 (Ernest Barrett Pkwy), go west to Route 41 (Cobb Pkwy NW).  Turn North (right) on Rt 41.  Go 3.6 miles and turn left onto Mack Dobbs Road.  Turn left into Summerbrooke Subdivision (Second subdivision on the left).  Stay on Summerbrooke Drive until after it takes a sharp right.  Turn left on Butler Bridge Way, then take next left on Brookeview Lane.  At the top of the hill, the road takes a sharp left.  The house will then be fourth house on right after the turn.  The house number is on the mailbox post.