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