The White River & Northern Mark X

“There is time. There are returns. To go is to return.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

With my health diagnosis came a great many changes in my modeling plans. The Black River & Western was cancelled for very obvious reasons; the Newport & Rock Falls II was fully finished in record time; and this "new" layout sprouted from the remains of the decommissioned Mountain Vista Railroad, and considering the Mountain Vista sprouted from the remains of the Greystone & Rock Bottom, it's all decidedly circular—in every sense of the word. Indeed, I wasn't even sure I should consider this a new layout.

Layout Summary

Theme:

mountain shortline, connecting with Boston & Maine

Setting:

Green Mountains, Vermont, possibly circa 1930?

Scale:

N

Size:

36" diameter

Track:

Railcraft Code 40 flex with some handlaid

Turnouts:

handlaid Code 40

Min. radius:

7.5"

Max. grade:

5%

Control:

battery-powered homemade PWM throttles/twin cab

Base/subroadbed:

˝" Gatorfoam

Status:

active, ~25% complete

Last Updated:

8 May 2021

Chapters

  1. My Very Very Last Layout
  2. Hello, Old Friend
  3. What's Old Is Old Again
  4. Setting Up Shop
  5. That Which You Resist
  6. Breaking Some Eggs
  7. Fine-Tuning
  8. World Building
  9. Getting Back In the Saddle
  10. Roster

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