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TRACK PLAN For the

NORTH RIVER RAILWAY

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The North River is in a 12' x 38' room with the corners rounded to a 22" radius. Track work is essentially flat but there is a single 2-1/2 degree drop of about 1 inch for scenic effects at Bobston. It is the scenery that goes up and down, not the tracks.

Scenery is a modified Hard-shell using a paper mache layer using Hydrocal and paper toweling. A second "texture layer is added using Hydrocal and sawdust for horizontal flat areas. Vermiculite is used for vertical cliff areas to allow carving. The mica flecks add detail that can not be duplicated any other way. Dry color paint is used both in the texture coat and painted on afterwards to prevent any white from showing through. Woodland Scenic's Ground foam, shrub and gravel materials finish the ground.

A 1/2" drainage ditch along the side of tracks, especially in cuts, adds to the realism of the track-work. Rail is mostly hand-laid code 83 nickel silver rail with a minimum radius of 22".

Sandia Software's CadRail used to generate drawings.  

 

  

    

The Layout at a glance

Scale:

HO (1:87)

Track:

Hand laid code 80 NS with some 100

Prototype:

Freelance

Turnout Control:

Manual/Electric switch stand

Period:

1900-1920

Location:

Mid-west, maybe Colorado

Layout Style:

around wall

Max Grade:

0% mainline, 2-1/2 off-main

Rail height:

42"

Min Radius:

22"

Benchwork:

"T" beam, laminated sub roadbed

Landscape:

carved Vermiculite cliffs, foam ground and foliage

Scenery Base:

hard shell

Backdrop:

collage of structures on painted mountains

Lighting:

Countersunk florescent

Sound:

vocal, especially during derailments

Locomotives:

Mostly brass Steam

Rolling Stock:

scratch, kit bash

Pass Service:

drovers caboose, doodlebug, rods of any freight car, a few passenger coaches

Control System:

home-made computer block

w/RF wireless walk-around

and infra-red train detection

Influences:

Bob Boydon K&L, NYC

Operation:

Bill Dorn tag scheme using computer generated switch-list to 42 locations

Visitors:

Visitors are welcomed
Please
contact first.

Passes:

Passes and e-Passes
exchanged

 

 

 

        

   

 

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Last update  7/26/2012