Layout Tour

Open House Layout Tours

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Howard Goodwin, MMR,'s Great Cypress Lines (HO)

The Great Cypress Lines is a mythical Class-II HO-scale railroad, born from Howard's fertile imagination. 

Designed for operations, it is a single-line railroad with several passing sidings, and it utilizes both Code-83 and Code-70 track, a significant portion of which is hand-laid. It is a point-to-point railroad serving as a bridge route to major railroads set in the transition-era Southeastern United States, but it also features continuous run. 

Scenery is rapidly being added, and there are many detailed scenes already completed. 

If you are interested in visiting Howard's Great Cypress Lines, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net no later than 9pm, Friday, July 12.  You will receive directions to the layout.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Peter Youngblood, MMR’s Santa Fe Railway (Colorado & Albuquerque Divisions)

It’s 1967 and Santa Fe’s east-west main line still moves freight and first class passenger name trains from Chicago to Los Angeles. Loosely modeled from La Junta, CO over Raton Pass and across Canyon Diablo to Flagstaff, AZ, construction of the 28’ x 48’ HO scale layout is in its thirteenth year. Far from completion one feature yet to be built is the dual-gauge yard in Santa Fe, the branch line terminus from Lamy which interchanges with the D&RGW’s narrow gauge “Chili Line” running northwest along the Rio Grande to Taos Junction, NM. Although historically prototypical, D&RGW’s Chili Line ceased operations after  WWII so this rendition will be a fictitious 1967 tourist line recreation.

Peter is the Piedmont Division’s Superintendent Emeritus, former SER Director,  and SER Education Program Chair, current SER Nominating Committee Chair and most recently, former NMRA Nat’l. At-Large North American Director.  He is in his 6th year as a Modeling with the Masters instructor.  Peter completed all eleven MMR Achievement  Program certificates.

If you are interested in visiting Peter's layout, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net no later than 9pm, Friday, September 13.  You will receive directions to the layout.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Al Churella, MMR's Sandy River & Rangely Lakes RR

 The Sandy River & Rangely Lakes is 30' x 42' On2 layout set in central Maine in 1919. The SR&RL  features scratch built structures, great locomotives and many narrow gauge wonders. This layout is a must see.

If you are interested in visiting the Sandy River & Rangely Lakes, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net no later than 9pm, Friday, August 16.  You will receive directions to the layout.

 

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

John Kannawarf's Route Of The Eagles (HO)

John's layout depicts the Missouri Pacific Railroad (Mopac) in the early 1980's prior to merger with the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad is a freelanced depiction of Mopac's White River route through the Southwest Missouri/Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.

The railroad occupies a 14'X24' finished attic room plus a 7 track yard outside the train room in the unfinished portion of the attic. The yard features a camera system to monitor yard activity and Berrett Hill Shop touch toggles to control turnouts..Track and turnouts are code 83 Peco powered by Digitrax DCC and scenery is 95% complete.

The house is a two story requiring visitors to climb two sets of stairs to view the layout.  Visitors are welcome to park in the driveway or on the street. While only a limited number of visitors can view the layout at one time, there is seating on the front porch.

If you are interested in visiting John Kannawarf's Route Of The Eagles, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net no later than 9pm, Friday, June 14.  You will receive directions to the layout.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 05/19/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Alan Mole's Mole Valley Railway

The Mole Valley Railway is  an On30 railroad set in the American Northwest in the 1940s and 1950s and housed in a 33' x 15' room.

The Mole Valley enjoys various industries such as mining, oil exploration, fishing, agriculture, wine, and the Molehaven Cooperative for agricultural and fishing produce. Water scenes abound including an operating lighthouse (model of the Rock Harbor lighthouse in Lake Michigan) and main dock area, as well as a drilling scene, mining operations with switchback up to the mine, and much more!

Buildings include kits and scratchbuilt structures.  The backdrop is hand-painted on fascia board.  Scenery is 75% complete.  Trains run  on Code 83 track and are operated with Digitrax and Engine Drive w/Raspberry Pi.

 If you are interested in visiting the Mole Valley, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net  no later than 9pm, Saturday May 18.  You will receive directions to the layout.

 

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network (GPLN)
HO Scale Industrial Diorama

3235 Abit Massey Way
Gainesville, GA 30507
See map: Google Maps
706-207-8198
See the GPLN Diorama online

The Georgia Poultry Diorama, housed at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory, was created in an effort to educate and train industry personnel and educate visitors of all ages about the poultry and allied industries, the typical country and town environment surrounding poultry, and the commercialization and exports of poultry and poultry products.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Chris Haon's LP & CL Railroad

The "G" scale LP&CL Railroad depicts the Southeast USA from the 1940's to the present in an outdoor 2,500 sq. ft. area.  The railroad features two 250 ft. mainlines, a turntable, and numerous buildings with lighting.  A mix of steam and diesel engines are used throughout this layout and most of the rolling stock has been custom painted.  Trains are controlled with the Aristo-Craft Revolution wireless system using both track and battery power.

A must see…..Bring the kids and grandkids!    

If you are interested in visiting the LP & CL, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net  no later than 9pm, Saturday March 30.  You will receive directions to the layout.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Perry Lamb's Utah, Colorado & Western

The UC&W is an HO scale 43' x 14' freelanced modern Class I railroad set in the western USA.  The multi-deck layout features heavy freight and passenger service on a main line of approximately 300'.

Note:  Paved sloping walkway to the basement entrance. 

If you are interested in visiting the UC&W, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net  no later than 9pm, Friday February 8.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Jerry (Mitch) Michnewicz, MMR's MNYC 
(Mitch's New York Central)

2834 Beverly Hills Dr NE
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 503-8963
See map:  Google Maps

See the MNYC online 

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