"Reading Branch Line in Chester County" by Hugh Sinn

Layout Status:
active
Track:
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 135, 148
Minimum Turnout Frog:
#5
Minimum Radius:
40" (main, sidings), 37" (spurs)
Ruling Grade:
0%
Track Height(s):
42"
Total "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.

Overall view of the layout.


(copyright © Hugh Sinn; used by permission)

RDG #18 departing Brandywine.


(copyright © Hugh Sinn; used by permission)

#1563 with an easy load.


(copyright © Hugh Sinn; used by permission)

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