Timothy Munnell's Chicago Kentucky Railroad -- Junior Host (HO)

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Contact Information
Timothy Munnell
2493 Trent Dr.
Marietta, GA 30066
678-560-2557
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Yes

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

It is with great pleasure that the Piedmont Pilgrimage Committee introduces, fifteen year old, Tim Munnell as our first Junior host.  From his original layout Tim has worked hard and at times struggled to resolve his layout design and bench work.  With assistance from Piedmont Division members and Tim’s father, Doug, the basic track work and electrical have been completed.  He will now begin the process of developing some sidings, and his main town of Paris, Illinois.  Visit Tim’s layout and encourage him to continue with the progress he has made.

Gary Jarabek
Piedmont Pilgrimage Chairman

Scale

HO

Size

14’ x 8’

Prototype

Midwestern Railroad Junctions

Locale

Paris IL

Era

Present

Style

Big Loop

Len. of Mainline

38’

Layout Height

29”

Benchwork

L Girder/ Picnic Pavilion

Roadbed

Plastic

Trackwork

EZ Track

Turnouts

Manual

Min. Radius

18”

Maximum Grade

1%

Scenery

30%

Backdrop

None

Controls

DC  Central Controller

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

 My layout began as a small loop that got bigger and bigger.  Now it covers as much of the basement as possible.  After many redesigns, it is now Pilgrimage ready.  Now it is a big loop with a town center and a small yard; but now a temporary tunnel has been constructed with plans to build tracks up to the top. Because it was a loop, there was difficulty in determining a site as a prototype.  Then my father found Paris, a town in Illinois that has tracks on three sides of its downtown. With a tunnel on the fourth side a midwestern rail junction was found.

 

Directions 

From the intersection of Sandy Plains and Piedmont roads in Marietta, go west on Piedmont (toward I75) 0.25 miles to Bob Bettis Road. Then south on Bob Bettis Road.  Trent Drive is the fourth street to the left.  2493 is the brown house on the outside of the curve.