John Glaab’s C&O Peach Creek Division by Brian W. Sheron, MMR
C&O Peach Creek Division is an HO scale railroad loosely based on
the prototype between Hinton and Prince, WV. The railroad
occupies a 20' by 29' basement and the trackplan is constructed as a
loop to loop configuration with hidden staging at either end. All track
is handlaid and all turnouts scratchbuilt in place. Benchwork is
L-Girder with spline subroadbed and Homosote roadbed. The
mainline is approximately 250' long. Control is via MRC DCC
railroad is about 70% scenicked and is based upon the mountains and
valleys of WV. Coal is the reason for the railroad and will
eventually incorporate five mines. One is near complete, one is
under construction and the other three are in the planning stages.
Loads and empties can go in either direction, to the lakes or to the
period is pre-1950. Passenger equipment is still solid green and
the freight cars are painted in the pre-"For Progress" scheme.
Motive power is steam.