Of all the layouts, the HO
layout is the largest and we have the
most members. The layout takes up a 2700 square foot area and is
designed as a walk-around type with two levels so the Engineers can
follow their trains as they make their way along the route. The
mainline track length is 4.91 scale miles long, or 297.98 actual feet.
The distance of the Ohio River Subdivision run is 5.32 scale
miles or 322.87 actual feet. The length of the C&O Portsmouth
Subdivision is 1.86 scale miles or 112.88 actual feet long.
We have prototype operating
sessions each month. (If you are an active Model Railroader and
interested in attending one of our operating sessions, please call 302-856-9250
for more information. You do not need to be a member of our club,
although we would be delighted if you join.)
design of the layout loosely follows the Monongah division of the
B&O Railroad as it was in the 1970's. (See the map in the 'Prototype Operations' section for
routing of the track and the towns.) 70% of the Ohio River
is on the upper level. The staging yards at the East and West ends have
through tracks running through them so the layout can have multiple
trains circling the layout during our open house days held during the
Christmas Holiday Season each year.
Click on the links above and
to the right of the Logo for more information under each of the