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Current Layout by Hugh Sinn

Layout Name:

"Reading Branch Line in Chester County"

Layout Status:

active

Track Type:

S

Layout Space:

12' x 15'

Layout Style:

Point-to-point, paper clip-shaped

Track Manufacturer:

S-Helper Service, American Models, Fox Valley Models

Rail Size:

code 138, 148

Min. Turnout Frog:

#5

Min. Radius:

40" (main, sidings), 37" (spurs)

Ruling Grade:

0%

Track Height(s):

42"

Mainline Track Length:

50'

Completed:

benchwork: 100%; track: 100%; scenery: 75%

Setting:

eastern Pennsylvania, Reading's Chester Valley Branch

Railroad(s) Modeled:

Reading

Control System:

DCC (Digitrax)

Notes:

The layout was built from some of the first modules of the North Penn S Gaugers club's layout from the early 1990s. Hugh added end point yards, and short sections. The concept is loosely based on the Chester Valley layout of 1939 by J. Harold Geissel.

Other Links:

Overall view of the layout.


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RDG #18 departing Brandywine.


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#1563 with an easy load.


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#2107 is leaving Brandywine.


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A Reading "saddletank" found on Hugh's layout.


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