Dan Vandermause's
S-Scale B&O/Allegheny Western Subdivision

Dan's layout is 11 feet by 45 feet, and represents a portion of the B&O operations through the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. Thus, Dan runs both steam and first generation diesels on his layout.

This 11 foot x 45 foot S-scale model railroad (not hi-rail or American Flyer) that uses code 100 track, mainly Shinohara flextrack and turnouts. It represents a portion of the operations of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad through the Pittsburgh, PA area in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s.  The B&O operations take place over the trackage of the former Allegheny Western Railway, an obvious P&LE-like railroad which offered superior facilities to the B&O’s own route through the Pittsburgh area.

Dan uses Shinohara Code 100 flex track and turnouts. His subroadbed is plywood, with Homasote roadbed, all suppoorted on a 1x4 sectional grid framework. His mainline is double track and about 100 feet in length, with minimum radius curves of 45 inches. Digitrax DCC provide the power to his layout.
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