Rob Dodds's Bessbrook Branch of the Seaboard Atlantic Lines (HO)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Rob Dodds
100 Maplewood Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
678-574-8929
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Yes

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The layout is essentially mainline only at this point with a staging yard in the garage and a passenger station/yard off the main. Most of the place names on the layout correspond with towns and villages in the area of Ireland where I grew up.

 

Scale

HO

Size

18.5’ X 12.5’ with 32’ X 7’ “T”

Prototype

SAL and ACL equipment

Locale

Fictional

Era

Mid 1960’s

Style

“Around the walls” loop with attached yards

Len. of Mainline

180’ (225’ incl. passing sidings)

Layout Height

46” to 51”

Benchwork

Open Grid made from ripped ¾ ply

Roadbed

Homabed on main with “Quiet Brace” for flat deck areas, cork on sidings

Trackwork

Code 83 with code 100 staging

Turnouts

#6 Walthers on main #4 Walthers or #5 Peco in yards

Min. Radius

28” main 24” secondary

Maximum Grade

2%

Scenery

None

Backdrop

Masonite curved on inside corners

Controls

Digitrax

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

 

Directions 

 

Take Cobb Parkway (US41) to Dallas Acworth Highway (GA92)

Take Dallas Acworth Highway 2.5 miles to Old Stilesboro Road, Turn Left.

Go 100 yards and turn right into Maplewood. House is third on right.