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Prince William Boy Scout Troop #964 Train Show
 


Photo by D. Droppa

Each year the Piedmont Railroaders join with the two other HO Scale module groups in the area to support the annual fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 964 in Prince William County Virginia. The four groups; Piedmont Railroaders, Potomac Module Crew, Prince William County Model Railroad Club and the Scouts present a layout consisting of over 110 modules. With the use of Digitrax Digital Command and Control, individual engineers follow their trains around the double tracked loop controling their speed as they go. They must be careful not to run into the train up ahead as each train can travel at a drfferent speed. The element that makes this possible is the utilization of DCC. Up to 20 trains have been operated simultaneously on the 10 scale miles of mainline track. Some of the turnouts to the numerous sidings are also controled by the same DCC system via under the table switch machines.
A beautifully detailed scene.

photo enhanced by L. Tucker


 
Another real scene.

photo enhanced by L. Tucker


 

There was a G Scale live steam demonstration.

photo by D. Droppa


 
All of us were impressed with
the quality of the Scout's
modules.

photo by D. Droppa


 

The scouts get involved in running the trains

photo by D. Droppa


 
the scenes are as varied as the imagination

photo by D. Droppa


 

Jimmy and David also ran their G scale live steam trains

photo by D. Droppa


 
The HO scale layouts are a favorite

photo by D. Droppa

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