John Stevens’ Pan Am Railways Crawford Notch Branch
The layout is a proto-freelanced depiction of Pan Am Railways(PAR) operations in southeastern and central New Hampshire and southern Maine. In the real world, this was Boston & Maine (BM) and Maine Central (MEC) trackage that was merged into Guilford Transportation Industries which later became Pan Am Railways (PAR). Much of the trackage that is modelled was abandoned in the 1980's. The layout has been under construction for about 4 years. The layout is in two rooms with one room having three levels and the other room two levels. When going between the rooms, you walk under the top level of the layout. I have about a 40 foot section of benchwork to complete.
While visiting our home layout tours in the Tyrone and Newnan areas, consider stopping in to see the Tyrone Museum’s new model train layout in Tyrone, GA, at 881 Senoia Road. They will be open Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. (Free!) For more information, visit their website using the link below.
Charlie Crawford’s Adirondack Division of the New York Central
The Adirondack Division represents this New York Central division in 1952. Recently the time modeled was changed from 1927. The layout models the area from Remsen, NY to Raquette Lake, NY. Many of the scratch-built structures and cars were entries in Piedmont Division contests. As a modular layout it has been exhibited at the Northeastern and Southeastern Regional Conventions and the
2009, 2013 and 2017 NMRA National Conventions.
My layout depicts modern day diesel freight
operations, although I also will run steam trains
from time to time as well. The heart of the
layout is a fully functional freight yard, complete
with a 17 stall turntable, classification
yard, diesel service facility and fuel depot. The
layout is spread between 4 rooms, which allows
for great scenery transitions. 3 of the 4 rooms
are set in the mountains of the southeastern
U.S. The 4th room is set in the Rocky Mountains
of Colorado. Construction of the layout began in
2007 and the approximate completion date is
2020. While all major construction on the layout
has been completed, there is still much
scenery and structure work in progress, so this
is a great opportunity to see a layout which is
still growing and developing. There are 2 levels
of track and one layout can run 5 independent
trains at once, including a narrow gauge On30
line in the Colorado Room.