Stefan Bartelski's Blue Ridge Line (HO)

Over 1 Year on Tour
Contact Information
Stefan Bartelski
Operating Group: 
Country Roads

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 9:00am

Important Note: For 2020, there will be no "open house", in-person layout tours.  All Piedmont Pilgrimage tours will be "virtual", video-only tours.

Layout Description:

This layout is a representation of the Etowah Old Line, aka Georgia North Eastern, in the last weeks before CSX transferred the line to GNRR. It is only partially completed but in the future will include key features of the line including the Hiwassee Loop, Marble Hill switchback, Georgia Marble mines and the Copperhill mine. Currently track is laid for Elizabeth to Tate.

Scale

H0

Size

26x15 (current phase 26x6)

Prototype

Etowah Old Line

Locale

Elizabeth to Etowah (currently Elizabeth, Marietta, Canton, Nelson & Tate)

Era

October 1986

Style

 

Len. of Mainline

Currently 50 feet

Layout Height

44”

Benchwork

Plywood frame with foam board

Roadbed

Cork

Trackwork

Peco code 83 & code 70 flex

Turnouts

Peco Insulfrog & Electrofrog

Min. Radius

25” 

Maximum Grade

2%

Scenery

roughly 15%

Backdrop

yes, photographic

Controls

DCC - Digitrax (wireless) & JMRI on RPi (smartphone)

Wheelchair Accessible

No (outdoor steps to basement entrance)