GFMRR Club Layout Descriptions (3)

Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Great Falls Model Railroad Club

   Contact phone number(s)

Travis Johnson  576-9130

Tom Coulombe  240-9913

   Contact email

jjchef@megalink.net (Jerry Johnston)

   Layout address

144 Mill Street, Auburn, Maine; ground floor

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)

Y

   Parking capacity/where and how to park?

Yard will hold several cars.  Others may park along streets.

   Any landmarks to look for to help find location?

Rolly’s Diner at 67 Mill Street is less than one minute away (east of the club).

Layout Description

   Name of railroad

Great Falls HO Railroad

   Scale(s)

HO

   Approximate size of layout (ft.)

2,000 sq. ft.

   Length of mainline track (ft.)

640 +/-

   Theme of the model railroad

New England

   Prototype roads represented

Several

   Era or time frame

1950’s to present

   Motive power type (diesel, steam, traction, electric)

Diesel and steam

   Freight, passenger, or both?

Both

   Based on prototype or freelanced?

Freelanced, but some prototype

   Scenery methods and % complete

Various, 50%

   Track % complete

100

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)

DCC by NCE

   Will trains be running during the visit?

Y

   Other interesting information about the layout

Double deck with three helices

Layout Viewing

   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations

Yes. Access is available directly to the ground floor to see this layout.  Ambulatory visitors should enter the building’s top floor and then use the stairs down to the basement.

   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.)

2-5

   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time

100

   Average time to view layout?  (min.)

60

   Any unique characteristics?

See the “Grand Canyon of Maine!”

HO Scale Layout

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Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Great Falls Model Railroad Club

   Contact phone number(s)

Tom Coulombe  240-9943

   Contact email

jjchef@megalink.net (Jerry Johnston)

   Layout address

144 Mill Street, Auburn, Maine; top floor

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)

Y

   Parking capacity/where and how to park?

Yard will hold several cars.  Others may park along streets.

   Any landmarks to look for to help find location?

Rolly’s Diner at 67 Mill Street is less than one minute away (east of the club).

Layout Description

   Name of railroad

Great Falls N Railroad

   Scale(s)

N

   Approximate size of layout (ft.)

10 by 15

   Length of mainline track (ft.)

100

   Theme of the model railroad

 

   Prototype roads represented

GN, MEC, BM

   Era or time frame

1950’s to present

   Motive power type (diesel, steam, traction, electric)

Diesel, steam

   Freight, passenger, or both?

Both

   Based on prototype or freelanced?

Freelanced

   Scenery methods and % complete

Various, 50%

   Track % complete

100%

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)

DCC by NCE

   Will trains be running during the visit?

Y

   Other interesting information about the layout

 

Layout Viewing

   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations

Yes. Use ramp to access top floor

   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.)

2-3

   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time

8

   Average time to view layout?  (min.)

20

   Any unique characteristics?

There is a small Z scale diorama in the same room.

N Scale Layout

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Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Great Falls Model Railroad Club

   Contact phone number(s)

Ken Nettleship  224-2264

   Contact email

jjchef@megalink.net (Jerry Johnston)

   Layout address

144 Mill Street, Auburn, Maine; top floor

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)

Y

   Parking capacity/where and how to park?

Yard will hold several cars.  Others may park along streets.

   Any landmarks to look for to help find location?

Rolly’s Diner at 67 Mill Street is less than one minute away (east of the club).

Layout Description

   Name of railroad

Great Falls G Railroad

   Scale(s)

G

   Approximate size of layout (ft.)

15 by 50

   Length of mainline track (ft.)

3 lines of 100 feet each

   Theme of the model railroad

Various

   Prototype roads represented

Various

   Era or time frame

All railroad history

   Motive power type (diesel, steam, traction, electric)

Diesel, steam

   Freight, passenger, or both?

Both

   Based on prototype or freelanced?

Freelanced

   Scenery methods and % complete

50%

   Track % complete

100%

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)

DC

   Will trains be running during the visit?

Y

   Other interesting information about the layout

 

Layout Viewing

   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations

Yes. Use ramp to access top floor

   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.)

 

   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time

12

   Average time to view layout?  (min.)

20

   Any unique characteristics?

Thomas the Train display

 

Large Scale Layout

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