David Gaines's DD&G Railway (O)

Over 3 Years on Tour
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Scale

3 Rail & 2Rail O Scale

Size

25x15’

Prototype

Freelance

Locale

None in particular

Era

1970’s-Present

Style

   Around the room

Len. of Mainline

200’

Layout Height

2.8’ from floor to mainline

3.5’ from floor to branchline

Benchwork

5/8” plywood on 2x4 framing

Roadbed

Cork by Model Power and O Roadbed by Woodland Scenics

Trackwork

Atlas 2 & 3 Rail

Turnouts

Atlas 072

Min. Radius

054 curves

Maximum Grade

none

Scenery

   about 45% complete

Backdrop

Pictorial Scenes

Controls

MTH DCS/Lionel Legacy CC.  2 rail section - NCE, DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No

The layout is freelanced and the era is roughly from the 1970's to the present. The layout has two levels, a mainline (lower) and branch line (upper). Most of the motive power is diesel but I am starting to add steam power as well.  The layout is spread across two rooms.  The main room features a 6 track yard and coal tipple.  A refinery is also in the yard area. There is a small town reminiscent of a small northern town in the Midwest. There also is a small farm area that travelers pass as they are going into town or to work in the refinery or tipple.  The road system, structures, and scenery are all still in the works.

Lastly, the main train room has been extended into the neighboring room. The branch line, from the main train room, is extended into the second room. The second room also has an upper level with 2-Rail O Scale. This section of the layout features a turntable and eventually a steel mill in a small town. There is no scenery at this point but trains are running. The layout is about 45% complete. All control systems are in place but some structures and signals still need to be wired. The road system, structures, and scenery are all still in the works and this will give visitors the opportunity to see a work in progress.