A currently under construction operations oriented layout featuring a long main line run with heavy freight and passenger service. Steam runs from time to time on fan trips.
Layout at a Glance
|Layout Style||Walk around the walls|
|Len. Mainline||About 600 feet|
|Layout Height||48 to 60 inches, on two levels|
|Benchwork||Grid and L girder|
|Roadbed||Cork and Woodland Scenics Foam|
|Trackwork||Code 83 flex|
|Turnout Min.||#4 in industrial, #6 on main|
|Min. Radius||30" on Main, 24 on industrial trackage|
|Backdrop||Painted wallboard and hardboard|
Photos (Click the image for a larger version.)
For more photos from a recent Open House at the Utah, Colorado & Western, click here.
Charlie Crawford, MMR was a Charter Member of NARB and former Superintendent of the Piedmont Division. He was the third member of our group to earn the award of Master Model Railroader. He is now participating in another local operating group.
Larry K. Smith, MMR was a charter member of NARB and now lives in Kentucky where he completed the requirements to become the fourth Master Model Railroader from NARB.
Louis Gomes was a long-term member of NARB, an excellent modeler, guru of the CV's and DCC decoders and wiring design. He was the group's first webmaster and is responsible for the design of our logo. Louis recently completed his education and was rewarded with a new job in Houston, TX.
Philo Hutcheson left us when he accepted a position with the University of Alabama Birmingham. He had built an excellent HO-scale railroad depicting the Maine coastline in the 1940's/50's era.