The Layout Tour Busses for Thursday
Bus Tour INCLUDES box lunch and drink as well as special private layouts
There are multiple layouts on the tour, however the bus tour for Thursday is the only way to see two fantastic layouts in Nashville at a private residence that we cannot disclose to self drivers. This home houses two great layouts: A garden scale outdoor layout and O-Scale Legacy indoor layout. These layouts are well worth the trip alone! (These layouts will not have an address listed in the event book and are NOT available for folks driving.)
Confirmed layouts for Thursday...
Kenwick Division of the NC&StL
The layout is based on the NC&StL in Cowan, TN – from the late 50’s. Cowan station and a Plymouth dealership, among others were created. (You can compare images of the real-life location – supposed to be displayed during the convention) The layout has a fish pond and waterfall and uses a mix of steam and diesel engines from the 1950’s. This layout is roughly 50x50 feet of track at present, and uses DCC power. There are many PIKO, POLA, and Aristo buildings, as well as some scratch-built items to help represent a real-life town. The layout has 3 lines, but is mostly a single main line using approximately 300 feet of track.
Numerous live plants can be seen.
- Two layouts are at this location! One outdoor large-scale, one indoor O-Scale. These layouts will only be accessible via bus tours. There will be no listing of this address in the convention book.
The outdoor large-scale layout uses DC track power and is roughly 25x55 feet in size. This layout has numerous hand-carved rock tunnel portals and the rock layout/bed retaining wall, made without mortar in the old-fashioned tradition by a stone mason/craftsman flow in from Europe. This layout is designed for low maintenance and has numerous decade old trees carefully manicured. Numerous hand built trestles and tunnels give you a great view of trains from all angles.
The indoor layout is a fantastic O-Scale layout housing almost the entire basement level of the home. Multiple home additions were made to house this layout, including a special multiple trip project for the power company to build the infrastructure needed! Thousands of building lights and tons of time and effort went in to every detail of this layout. Hundreds, If not a thousand, of buildings were placed on this layout with numerous special figures, characters, and some one-of-a-kind locos as well. Scratch built buildings are the norm. Numerous interior and lighting details make this layout a spectacular must-see.