"The PRR Chartiers Branch"
10' x 10'
Min. Turnout Frog:
Mainline Track Length:
benchwork: 100%; track: 100%; scenery: 50%
This is a general overview of the layout shortly before it was dismantled. It shows about 75% of the layout.
The small layout served two towns, and it has an s-curve section of track in between them, for good photo opportunities.
The town on the left side, Washington, PA, offered some switching opportunities.
The wood storage shed was scratchbuilt following a design by Gil Freitag's HO-scale model. The building on the right is a B.T.S. "Greeley's Place" kit, which won the popular vote at the 2013 NASG Convention.
To explore the idea of, and to get a feel for, S-scale modeling, this PRR section house was scratchbuilt from plans. It was Peter's first S-scale "anything". The building was repurposed for a small machine shop on this layout. Most of it was constructed during the 4-day power-outage after Hurricane Ike hit.