Timothy & Doug Munnell's Chicago-Kentucky Railroad andMissouri, Indiana & Ontario Railroad (HO)

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Contact Information
Timothy & Doug Munnell
2394 Trent Dr.
Marietta, GA 30066
678-560-2557
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Yes

HO Layout: Chicago-Kentucky Railroad andMissouri, Indiana & Ontario Railroad

Scale

HO

Size

6’ x 8’

Prototype

Midwestern junction of two main lines

Locale

Illinois

Era

Present

Style

Perimeter loop with sidings and spurs

Len. of Mainline

28’

Layout Height

30”

Benchwork

5/8” plywood on sawhorses

Roadbed

Plastic

Trackwork

Bachmann basic

Turnouts

Bachmann basic

Min. Radius

22”

Maximum Grade

NA

Scenery

50%

Backdrop

Not complete

Controls

Manual

 A small layout created using a Bachmann starter set and building from there. A fun layout using all of the available space and providing the opportunities for railroad action.  The setting is Paris, Illinois which, like the layout, has the intersection of two mainlines and tracks around three sides of the central business district.

"O" Layout: Icelandic Northern Railroad

Scale

O

Size

8’ x 3’

Prototype

None

Locale

Iceland

Era

Present

Style

Perimeter loop

Len. of Mainline

22’

Layout Height

34”

Benchwork

5/8” plywood on sawhorses

Roadbed

None

Trackwork

Lionel Basic

Turnouts

None

Min. Radius

27”

Maximum Grade

NA

Scenery

25%

Backdrop

Not complete

Controls

Manual

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

A friend of ours, knowing of our intersect in model railroading gave us a Lionel starter set and a station kit.  At about the same time there was a large volcanic eruption in Iceland.  A little research indicated that there are no railroads in Iceland.  Since the layout was small, we figured we could use our imaginations and give Iceland its first railroad. The setting is a small town which is the northern terminus of the railroad.  This railroad is located on top of our HO layout and acts as tunnels for the bigger layout. 

 

Directions 

From the intersection of Sandy Plains and Piedmont roads (Sprayberry High School) in east Cobb, go south 0.25 miles to Newton Road, west (right) on Newton Road two blocks to Bob Bettis Road, north (right) on Bob Bettis Road two blocks to Trent Drive then left on Trent Drive to the house.