Day and Dean Railroad (HO)
June 27, 2004
The HO Day & Dean Railroad (D
D) and the HOn3 Allisonville Short Line (Allie RR) rest on a
X 9 foot shelf layout around the room. An unusual proscenium arch
guides the point of view, presenting the feeling of a stage drama. The
layout, freelanced and fully-scenicked, depicts an Eastern railroad in
the 1940s, featuring fine scale animation (a coal mine, 2 bascule
bridges, coal tipple, engine house doors, ore bin, 2 coal elevators,
water tank, water plug, roll-up door, delivery truck and dump truck,
all operate). Animation, in many cases, also includes sound or light.
All turnouts are accompanied by signals. Superdetailing includes fish
plates on hand-laid rails. Most structures are scratch built. Counting
shuttles, 11 locomotives move on the layout, 9 equipped with
soundtraxx. Control is by North Coast Engineering DCC and Model
Rectifier Corporation DC.