Eric Siegel's Appalachian & Western Railroad (O)
|Scale||3 Rail O Scale|
|Size||400 sq. feet|
|Locale||Southeastern US & Colorado|
|Era||1980's to present day|
|Layout Style||Freelance loops w/optional point to point|
|Len. Mainline||132 feet|
|Layout Height||47"" - 59""|
|Benchwork||Open grid covered with 3/4"" plywood and 1/2"" Homasote|
|Roadbed||Flexxbed by Hobby Innovations|
|Backdrop||Smoky Mtns. & Rocky Mtns., by Backdrop Warehouse|
My layout depicts modern day diesel freight operations, although I also will run steam trains from time to time as well. The heart of the layout is a fully functional freight yard, complete with a 17 stall turntable, classification yard, diesel service facility and fuel depot. The layout is spread between 4 rooms, which allows for great scenery transitions. 3 of the 4 rooms are set in the mountains of the southeastern U.S. The 4th room is set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Construction of the layout began in 2007 and the approximate completion date is 2020. While all major construction on the layout has been completed, there is still much scenery and structure work in progress, so this is a great opportunity to see a layout which is still growing and developing. There are 2 levels of track and one layout can run 5 independent trains at once, including a narrow gauge On30 line in the Colorado Room.
From I-575 North, take the Town Lake Parkway exit (exit 8) and turn left onto Town Lake Parkway. Follow Town Lake Parkway and then take a right onto Buckhead Crossing (there’s a Chili’s and a QuickTrip at the intersection). Follow Buckhead Crossing until to ends at Running Deer Parkway. Turn right onto Running Deer Parkway. Follow Running Deer Parkway and then turn right onto Dream Catcher Dr. Follow Dream Catcher and then turn right onto Overhill Dr. Layout is at 640 Overhill Dr.