Tom Brennison MMR's New River Valley Railway (HO)
|Size||18' x 26'|
|Prototype||Loosely based on the N&W, Virginian|
|Len. Mainline||Layout Height: 36" - 75"|
|Trackwork||90% handlaid, including turnouts|
|Maximum Grade||3.5% +|
"The New River Valley Railroad" is a fictitious railroad, set in Southwestern Virginia, depicting the area where I grew up. The era is thelate 50's, early 60's showcasing double headed Mallet coal drags with 2-8-8-2 helpers as well. It's also the era of the first generation diesels which were becoming more prevalent on the Virginian and N&W railroads. It is an HO layout, utilizing DCC for control; mostly hand laid track and individually cut ties in addition to many hand built turnouts. Several scratched built, kit bashed and believe it or not, complete kit structures are scattered about the layout. The scenery is 95% complete and the trains actually run...most of the time."