While visiting our home layout tours in the Duluth and Norcross areas, consider stopping in to see the model train layout (and much, much more!) on display at the Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth, GA. They will be open Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. (Admission fee required!) For more information, visit their website using the link below.
518 N Norcross Tucker Rd, Norcross, Georgia, 30071
The layout focuses on coal operations, time freights, and passenger trains of the Norfolk and Western Railway through the coalfields of West Virginia during 1958. The N&W rostered steam locomotives until May 1960, so you can witness the final years of their use in regular service alongside the new diesels that eventually replaced them. 1958 is also the year that Management leased first-generation diesels from neighboring railroads (including the PRR, ACL, and RF&P) to help expedite dieselization, offering the railfan a chance to witness some interesting patch jobs and diesel consists among the N&W's own new diesels. The layout is designed for prototype operations to keep 12 people busy for 3.5 hours. A fast clock is used so that time freight and passenger trains are scheduled to depart based on the actual 1958 Time Table.
Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
26 x 36 feet
Norfolk and Western Railway - Pocahontas Division 1958
Southwest West Virginia
Style of Track Plan
Length of Main Line
Double Deck: Lower level 42", Upper level 64"
Minimum Main Line Radius
Painted plaster cloth over cardboard strips covered with ground foam and static grass, real rock ballast, plaster rocks made with molds, and puff ball tree canopies with foreground Super Trees.
% Scenery Complete
DCC - Digitrax
Car Forwarding System
Train Authority / Dispatching
Mother May I
JRAG - Joint Railway Association of Georgia
Follow signage to backyard for parking, do not block driveway. Trains are located on the upper level of the red building.