Layout at a Glance

PROTOTYPE:  Housatonic River Line (The Berkshire Line) of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

LOCALE:  Western Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts

PERIOD:  1957

LAYOUT SIZE: 14' x 27' (main room), 5'6" x 6'6" (2nd room)

STYLE:  Multi-deck walk -in, around walls with peninsula

BENCHWORK:  3/4" plywood mounted on 3/4" plywood shelf brackets with dimensional lumber between brackets

ROADBED:  1/4" cork

TRACK:  Main Line: Micro Engineering code 70 flex track and #6 switches
               Staging: Atlas code 83 flex track and #6 switches

MAINLINE RUN:  310' including staging

MINIMIUM RADIUS:  26"  (@ helix)

MAXIMUM GRADE:  2.25%  (@ helix)

CONTROL:  Digitrax Super Chief Radio DCC, powered and manual point thrown switches

SCENERY:  Extruded foam board with Amaco Sculptamold

BACKDROP:  Hand painted on 1/8" Masonite