Don Oltmann's Conrail South Jersey Subdivision (HO)

Over 1 Year on Tour
Contact Information
Don Oltmann
2544 Northern Ct.
Lawrenceville, GA 40044
770-978-2439
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The layout is loosely based Conrail, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit operations in South Jersey in the early to mid 1990s.  Freight operation is centered around classifying inbound and outbound road trains at Camden (Pavonia) with local trains running to and from serving yards at Millville and Paulsboro and industry.  Passenger operations reflect Amtrak and NJT operations between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.  The trackwork is virtually complete.  A couple of scenes are complete with others in-progress.

Scale

HO

Size

21 x 13

Prototype

Conrail

Locale

Southern New Jersey

Era

Early to mid 1990s

Style

Folded dog bone

Len. of Mainline

160 ft

Layout Height

36 – 54 in

Benchwork

Open grid/table top

Roadbed

Homasote

Trackwork

Hand-laid code 70, ME and Atlas code 83 flex track

Turnouts

#6 and #8, hand-laid kits, Atlas, Shinohara

Min. Radius

24 in

Maximum Grade

2%

Scenery

15%

Backdrop

Some painted luan

Controls

NCE Pro Cab DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No

 

Directions 

From Ronald Reagan Pkwy Five Forks Trickum Rd exit:  North on Five Forks Trickum Rd, Left at first light onto Arnold Rd.  Continue on Arnold – first exit from traffic circle.  First left onto Coopers Pond Drive.  First left onto Northern Ct