Concept: HO Scale Model Railroad
depicting the Chessie System in August 1984. The Mountain Subdivision started
layout is a point to point design with staging at each end. The design allows
both sets of staging to sit one on top of the other. Starting track height is
48 and ends at 56 with a
former C&O line passed through many small towns on the single tracked line.
Towns that I plan to model are
focus of this line was to move empty coal and grain trains west over the
mountainous route. Locals worked from
Construction: The layout was started shortly after we moved into our new home in 1999. The basement was prepped and partition walls were constructed.
Benchwork: Open Gridwork style - ¾ AC Plywood ripped into 3 strips
Roadbed: ¾ Plywood with ½ Homosote on top in yard areas.
Track: Atlas code 83 flex and #6 turnouts. Walthers 83 in some areas.
Chesapeake Western and all sidings Micro Engineering Code 70.
Tortoise switch machines will be used.
Control: NCE Powerhouse Pro DCC.