White River & Northern II

Layout Summary

Setting:

Southern New England, multiple eras

Scale:

N

Size:

18 by 24 feet

Track:

ME Code 55 flex with handlaid turnouts

Control:

not selected

Benchwork:

plywood on L-girder

Scenery:

Sculptamold over extruded foam insulation

Year:

1987

Status:

~25% complete

Disposition:

long gone

The White River & Northern II was my "grand vision" of a large home empire. It was pure fantasy, incorporating five different northeastern railroads, set in four seasons and four eras from the 1930s to the 1980s, from backwoods logging to heavy urban industrial (including a steel mill), and from narrow gauge through dual gauge to standard gauge, all on one layout.

Chapters

  1. The Dream Deferred
  2. Benchwork
  3. A New Way To Lay Track

Layout Index

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