The James River Branch

Layout Summary

Scale:

Z

Size:

15 by 36 inches

Track:

Handlaid Code 25

Control:

homemade PWM on battery power

Setting:

northeastern Pennsylvania, 1970s

Benchwork:

Gatorfoam

Scenery:

Scultpamold over Foamcore

Status:

finished/gone

The James River Branch was an exercise in taking Z Scale to its limits. This bit of fantasy represents a small slice of Appalachia territory in northeastern Pennsylvania, where a Reading Lines branch passes though a small town on the James River (no relationship to the real James River in southeastern PA).

Chapters

  1. Pushing the Z Scale Envelope
  2. False Start
  3. Groundwork
  4. Tracklaying
  5. Structures
  6. Details
  7. Scenery

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