Rick Bigliardi's North Pole, Tinseltown South, 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 South, 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 has been the main influence on the design (and boy is 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 currently 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’ (about 75% complete). Longest loop 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 3.5% up, and 4.5% down

Scenery

Traditional Toy Train with accessories and ceramic buildings 50% done

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 forth house on right after the turn. The house number is on the mailbox post.