Layout-At-A-Glance

I figured it was time I published a brief description of the layout using the familiar Model Railroader Magazine style "Layout-At-A-Glance" format.

Prototype: Roxbury Subdivision of Central Vermont Railway
Locale: White River Junction – Richmond, VT (not all towns modeled)
Period: September, 1954
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Layout Size (roughly): 15 x 48 with a stub ended staging yard in the utility room
Style: Around the walls with center peninsula
Benchwork: Open grid
Roadbed: Cork, trimmed to width of ties
Track:  Primarily Micro Engineering Code 70 w/#6 turnouts – with some Peco Code 83 curved turnouts
Mainline Run (approx.): 150' (north staging entrance to south staging entrance)
Maximum Grade: 0%
Minimum Radius: 32” main; 24” industrial sidings
Power & Control: Easy DCC (CVP Products) DCC, manual point-thrown turnouts
Backdrop: Handpainted on drywall (on walls) and 3/16" Masonite on center peninsula
Scenery: Combination of cardboard lattice and plaster cloth or pink foamboard in open areas with Florist foam in heavily wooded areas

2 comments:

  1. Just starting to develop a layout based on the CV in the 50's, when I grew up in Graniteville, VT. Tentatively planning to make it a WRJ to Barre project with one major change. In my reading I have found that the engineers wanted to send the VC through the Williamstown Gulf to Barre - so I am planning to use that route as it gives me a chance to model the gulf. There is a rumor that there a yahoo group of CV modelers? Is there? Thanks so much for posting the information about the UVM landscape site. Great stuff. Enjoying your blog. jimcubie@gmail.com

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  2. Jon,
    Welcome.
    Sounds like an interesting layout you have planned. There were numerous alternate routings planned for the CV in the 19th century - most of them made more sense from an engineering stand point but the leading investors/owners of the line had other ideas - mostly about routing the line through and near places where they owned property!
    There is a CV Yahoo Group - it's not horribly active anymore but there are a few posts from time to time:
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CV_RR/info

    And I assume you already belong to the CV Historical Society? The quarterly newsletter is an excellent source of information.

    Marty

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