Robert Meyer's Phlatt River Branch - Southern Railway [Canton, GA] (HO)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. This host has NO SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for healthy guests who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
Phlatt River Branch - Southern Railway [Canton, GA]
3019 Towne Mill Ave.
Canton, GA 30114
Over 1 Year on Tour
Contact Information
Robert Meyer
Wheelchair Accessible: 
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:

This is a fictitious (imaginary) branch of the Southern Railway, modeled similar to the Southern's Murphy Branch in North Carolina.

Scale HO
Size 25' x 30', located in a basement
Prototype Southern Railway
Locale Piedmont area of the southeast USA
Era September of 1973
Style Point-to-point
Length of Mainline 160'
Layout Height 41"
Benchwork L-girder with 2" foam top
Roadbed Cork
Trackwork Atlas code 83 flex track for mainline and sidings; some code 70 for spurs
Turnouts Peco, Atlas and Microengineering #6
Min. Radius 30" with easements
Maximum Grade No grades
Scenery Southeastern piedmont, wooded 65% complete
Backdrop Painted
Controls Digitrax DCC


From Marietta, follow I-575 north to exit 20; turn right onto GA-5 bus, proceed north 1.9 miles to bear left onto Fate Conn Rd; proceed 0.9 mile and at stop sign turn right onto Heard Rd; at next stop sign turn left onto Lower Bethany Rd; go 1.1 mile to turn left into Towne Mill subdivision onto Towne Mill Crossing; go to top of hill and take the third exit out of the roundabout to Towne Mill Ave, house is immediately on the right.