Peter Youngblood, MMR,'s Santa Fe Railway Colorado & Albuquerque Division (HO)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Peter Youngblood, MMR,
3563 Memorial Parkway NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
770-966-1661
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Scale

HO & HOn3

Size

28’ x 48’

Prototype

ATSF & D&RGW

Locale

CO, NM, AZ

Era

1967 (some cheating!)

Style

Linear Walk-Around

Len. of Mainline

300'

Layout Height

52” – 58”

Benchwork

Open Grid

Roadbed

Woodland Scenics foam on 5/8” Plywood

Trackwork

Shinohara Code 83/70, MicroEngineering Code 55

Turnouts

#’s 10 & 8 mainline, #’s 8 & 6 yards

Min. Radius

ATSF 36”, D&RGW narrow gauge 24”

Maximum Grade

3.25 %

Scenery

25% complete, hard shell plaster

Backdrop

Drywall, styrene coved corners, hand painted, some Sceniking paper appliqués

Controls

Railcommand DCC (hoping to upgrade)

It is 1967 and Santa Fe’s east-west main line still moves freight and first class passenger name

trains from Chicago to Los Angeles over Raton Pass and across Canyon Diablo. Construction

of this large layout is in the early stages with much of the main line sidings, branch line and point-

to-point D&RGW narrow gauge “Chili Line” interchange still to be built. An interesting visit

for those starting to build ambitious layouts.

Directions 

From I-75 exit Barrett Parkway, go 1.2 miles west on Barrett Parkway to Cobb
Parkway (Hwy. 41), turn right onto Cobb Parkway and go north 4.3 miles to Jim Owens Road, turn
left onto Jim Owens Road and go 0.2 miles to Memorial Parkway NW. Turn right onto Memorial
Parkway NW and go 0.2 miles. House is on left, light blue with dark red shutters.