Thomas Lloyd's Norfolk & Western Railway [Norcross, GA] (HO)

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. Host REQUIRES THAT ALL GUESTS BRING AND WEAR A FACE MASK while on their property.
Norfolk & Western Railway [Norcross, GA]
518 North Norcross Tucker Rd. NW
Norcross, GA 30071
Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Thomas Lloyd
770-617-3362
Operating Group: 
Joint Railway Association of Georgia (JRAG)
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

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

Layout Description:

This operations-based layout uses a mixture of articulated-freight and passenger steam locomotives, all with sound, to tackle the winding terrain in the mountains of West Virginia.  Manifests include Coal Drags, Shifters, Time Freights, Local Freights, and Named Passenger Trains.  The modeled portion runs between Bluefield, WV and Williamson, WV. 

Scale:

HO

Size:

26' x 36'
Prototype: Norfolk & Western Railway
Locale: Southwest, West Virginia
Era: 1958
Layout style: Around the walls, multi-deck, point-to-point, walk-in
Len of Mainline: 389'
Layout Height: 36" to 64"
Benchwork: Box Grid
Road bed: Cork on 3/4" plywood
Trackwork: Flextrack
Turnout Min: #6 mainline, #4 sidings
Min Radius: 36" mainline, 32" sidings, 18" industries/branchline
Maximun Grade: 1.7% mainline, 2.5% branchline
Scenery: 35%
Backdrop: Painted Masonite
Controls: Digitrax Radio Control
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Directions 

From I-85, take Jimmy Carter Boulevard (exit 99) west until you reach North Norcross-Tucker Rd NW(3rd traffic light). Turn Right onto North Norcross-Tucker Rd NW. Destination is on your left.

From Buford Highway, turn onto North Norcross-Tucker Rd NW (heading southeast) and the destination will be on your right.

Parking:

Follow yellow directional signs down the driveway, passing the house and cinderblock building, to the backyard where parking is located around the red train building. Carpool if possible and avoid blocking other cars from leaving.