Don Oltmann's Conrail South Jersey Subdivision [VIRTUAL TOUR ONLY] (HO)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am
Conrail South Jersey Subdivision [VIRTUAL TOUR ONLY]
Over 3 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Layout Details

Important Note: For 2021, this is a "virtual", video-only tour.  There is NO open house, in person tour for this layout!

Video link will be posted here on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Layout Description:

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 

Important Note: For 2021, this is a "virtual", video-only tour.  There is NO open house, in person tour for this layout!