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Former Layout by Jesse Bennett (d)

Layout Name:

"Great Northern Pacific"

Layout Status:

dismantled

Track Type:

S

Layout Space:

20' x 44'

Layout Style:

Around-the-room, U-shaped

Track Manufacturer:

handlaid

Rail Size:

code 100

Min. Turnout Frog:

#6

Min. Radius:

42"

Ruling Grade:

< 2%

Track Height(s):

40" to 50"

Mainline Track Length:

600'

Era:

mid-1950s

Setting:

northern Idaho

Control System:

DC

Featured In:

NASG Dispatch, Jun 1998, pg 11

Model Railroader, Feb 1985, pg 62

Model Railroader, Jul 2004, pg 52

Notes:

The ultimate scratch-builder, Jesse built the layout covering the entire upstairs of the hand-built home. He scratchbuilt many steam locomotives (for himself and others).


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Vic Cherven Jr. and Sr. are observing Jesse's layout.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)
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