While visiting our home layout tours in the Ball Ground and Talking Rock area, consider stopping in to see the new model train layout on display at the Tate Depot, in Tate, GA. They will be open 10:00am-2:00pm. (It’s Free!) For more information, contact Ben Read at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ben at 770-530-7565. ////////////// NOTICE: Be advised that the D&RGW San Juan Division layout tour MAY have to be CANCELED on short notice. Please be sure to check here again before going to the Stead's layout tour.
1460 Old Nelson Rd, Ball Ground, GA, 30107
Alamosa Colorado to Chama New Mexico mainline modeled in On3 and P48 dual gauge during September 1949.
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Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
30 X 50 1500 SQ FT
Denver and Rio Grande Western Alamosa Chama Subdivision
Alamosa Colorado to Chama New Mexico
Style of Track Plan
Linear along the basement walls
Length of Main Line
42" Alamosa and Chama climbing prototypical 4% grade to 66" Cumbres Summit"
Minimum Main Line Radius
plaster impregnated surgical gauze
% Scenery Complete
300' painted mural on masonite by wife Linda
DCC - Digitrax
Car Forwarding System
Front door at 1460 Old Nelson Road, Ball Ground GA 30107 770-735-3513 Phil or Linda