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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:45:00 AST.)

HO SCALE: Delaware & Hudson RR (4th Subdivision)

This design was done back on October of 2017 for a client from Switzerland. The benchwork for the layout was all ready in placed, but the owner was willing to make some minor changes of needed.

One of his favorite lines was the 4th Subdivision of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad which ran along Lake Champlain between Rouses Point and Whitehall. He wanted to depict the line as it was in 1976, and also wanted to include a reproduction of the famous Willsboro Bay site. The line would allow a wide variety of equipment and especially the Adirondack with D&H equipment.

The owner settled on five location to model: the engine terminal at Rouses Point, the sheer cliffs of Willsboro Point, Willsboro, Ticonderoga with the International Paper Company, and the small yard at Whitehall. My client was quite aware that the location would be more of a freelanced interpretation than an exact copy. However, he did want to reproduce the typical elements of the stations, with the ultimate objective of being able to run long trains and carry out an interesting op-session serving the online industries.

My client wanted to run long trains, but had a staging yard length problem and decided to use an idea Mike Hamer incorporated in his B&M layout which had the staging yard around the room, and was accessible from each end of the mainline. Using Mike's ideas, I was able to include a 4-track staging yard that would allow trains to be used more than once during a sessions.

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Theme: Mainline Trains, Layout Size: Medium Layouts, Staging Options: Staging Yards, USA (States): New York, American Railways: Delaware & Hudson RR

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