|Size:||12ft x 12ft finished, 8 x 8 under construction|
|Prototype:||CN influenced freelance|
|Locale:||Pontiac region - rocky and desolate area immediately north west of Ottawa|
|Layout Style:||Single Level.|
|Layout Height:||36 inches rising as section are added and the owner ages.|
|Roadbed:||Cork on plywood|
|Track:||Mostly Shinohara Code 70, some Atlas Code 100.|
|Minimum Radius:||18 inches|
|Length Of Mainline:||60 feet|
|Power System:||Digitrax DCC|
|Typical Operating Crew:||1 to 3|
Here is Tom beside the layout.
Tom has scratch built the majority of the structures on the layout. These silos are based on standard plastic drain pipe found in your local hardware store.
This scratch built mineis reflective of Tom's workmanship.
This panel handles the reverse loops on Tom's layout. With Digitrax DCC and products like this on the market, wiring a layout like this is a snap.
Tom fashioned this Rotary Switch for one of the hidden staging yards where space is very scarce. The Switch rotates on a pivot point at the right hand end. The toggle bolt locks it in place for each track during operation.
Here is another piece of engineering genius. Tom has created a Transfer table with regular drawer slides that services the tail end of the other staging yard.
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