HO Layout of the
It's going to be
in our attic in a space measuring (13' x 26').
Below I'm listing
the towns I'll be including on the layout in some fashion:
Netcong will be one of my showpieces, so I'll likely leave the scratchbuilding
to later when I've gained experience. Also, I've looked at the station
with an eye to doing drawings
and it's going to be a bear.
Netcong will have
the industrial sidings typical to the 1952-1960 era, including the Netcong
Feed & Coal, Stocker Manufacturing (siding only), and the freight
house. This will be the only location with crossing gates, so I'm planning
on using ones which will automatically lower & raise as the trains
As the town has
the old Main trackage on the other side of the station (near side as
viewed) I'm planning on running anachronistic trains on it occasionally.
Can you imaging seeing a little steam powered Sussex Branch freight
coming east down the branch with an NJT diesel set running west past
the station? BWUHAHA!
I'm modeling Newton at about 1952, but I will not be able to include
all of the industries. An oil company, and Hart & Iliff Lumber.
The freight and passenger stations will be used and I'll have the 90
foot turntable (hopefully operational.)
Who could model the Sussex Branch without Becker's! Most likely modeled
in the 1950's-60's Hopefully I can find some more pics.
Branchville is the end of the line and thus sits above Netcong and is
visible from the entrance to the room. I'm including the turning wye
here for steam and early diesel operations. The industries in Branchville
will include Sussex Milk & Cream, the Roy Co., a grain silo and
Originally I was
trying to squeeze Augusta Jct. in to allow some kind of continuous running,
but decided it probably wouldn't work with my space. Besides, I can
have 3 trains running and just use from Newton north for switching fun.