This layout is a loose representation of the most mountainous portion of the Seaboard Air Line from Atlanta to Birmingham in the late summer of 1954. It is designed for lots of industry switching and has a number of seriously modified kits and scratch-built structures. The track is a combination of flex track and handlaid industrial sidings. Locomotive power is provided by first generation diesels – with some ‘retired’ SAL steam on the industrial switching area in Rockmart.
The layout is a new one (replacing a similar layout at a different location, last on tour in 2018), but it is fully functional. Fascia and backdrops have been installed, and scenery work is in progress.
The physical plant is controlled via a C/MRI system, with propulsion via EasyDCC. Since this current rendition of the layout is less than 3 years old, the signal system is in the process of being installed.
Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
35x35 (L shape)
Seaboard Air Line
Between Atlanta and Birmingham
Style of Track Plan
Length of Main Line
Minimum Main Line Radius
Plaster on cardboard web - using hydrocal and towels - sculptamold, sanded grout, joint compound for soil. Ground foam and anything else handy for texture.
% Scenery Complete
DCC - other
Car Forwarding System
Train Authority / Dispatching
Intown Atlanta Model Railroaders
Proceed around the right side of the house, follow path to basement door.