Royal Bruce's Blue Ridge & Shenandoah Valley (HO)

Over 1 Year on Tour
Contact Information
Royal Bruce
3923 Sue Ln
Decatur, GA 30035-1071
941-374-1911
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scale

HO STANDARD GUAGE

Size

25’ X 22’

Prototype

FREE LANCED BASED ON N&W

Locale

ROANOKE, VA TO COLUMBUS, OH

Era

1949

Style

WALK IN.  POINT TO POINT.  SINGLE TRACK MAIN WITH PASSING SIDINGS.  PROVISION FOR CONTINUOUS RUNNING.  WALK AROUND CONTROL.

Len. of Mainline

200’ POINT TO POINT, 225’ CONTINUOUS RUNNING.

Layout Height

49” TO 61”

Benchwork

L-GIRDER

Roadbed

½” PLYWOOD, ½” HOMASOTE, + CORK ON MAIL LINE

Trackwork

CODE 100 FLEX ON MAIN, PASSING SIDINGS, & STAGING. CODE 83 IN YARDS, INDUSTIAL SIDINGS. SOME CODE 70 & 55.

Turnouts

PECO, SHINOHARA, ATLAS.  # 6 & 8 ON MAIN LINE. 

Min. Radius

30” ON THE MAIN LINE

Maximum Grade

2.5%

Scenery

NONE AT THIS POINT.

Backdrop

BACKDROP WAREHOUSE

Controls

DCC BY DIGITRAX WIRELESS SIMPLEX & DUPLEX, COMPUTER INTERFACED TO TRAIN CONTROLLER BY RAILROAD & CO.  DISPATCHER COMMUNICATES   VIA TELEPHONE SYSTEM.  MAINLINE TURNOUTS CONTROLLED BY STATIONARY DECODERS.  SPUR AND INDUSTRIAL SIDING TURNOUTS CONTROLLED BY GROUND THROWS.

Wheelchair Accessible

NO

The Blue Ridge & Shenandoah Valley (BR&SV) is a subsidiary of the Norfolk & Western and its mainline is shared with the Virginian.  The steam era BR&SV interchanges with the PRR at Columbus, OH and the SRR at Williamson, WV and Portsmouth, OH.  This railroad hauls coal from the mines in the Appalachian Mountains along with other raw materials to online and offline industries and from the Ohio River facility at Portsmouth, OH.  Coal trains and local freights vie for passage with first class passenger service.

Directions 

TAKE EXIT 43 FROM I-285, HEAD EAST ON COVINGTON HIGHWAY TO TRAFFIC LIGHT AT SOUTH INDIAN CREEK RD. AND TURN LEFT.  DRIVE APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE AND TURN LEFT ON SUE LANE, JUST PAST ROWLAND ELEMENTARY INTO PENDLEY HILLS.  CONTINUE THREE BLOCKS STRAIGHT AHEAD TOWARD RED & BLACK LOCOMOTIVE MAIL BOX