Harry Pierce Layout Description

DETAILS OF LAYOUTS ON 2015 TOUR

 

Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Harry Pierce

   Contact phone number(s)

737-2327

   Contact email

Hpierce500@gmail.com

   Layout address

11 Baker Street, Richmond, Maine

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)

No. GPS will direct you to Baker Street, but not to #11. 11 Baker Street is close to the intersection of Baker and Pleasant Streets.

   Parking capacity/where and how to park?

Driveway can hold 4 cars; street another 8 cars

   Any landmarks to look for to help find location?

Next to brick house on corner of Baker and Pleasant Streets. The house is large 1800s era building painted cream color. There is a black lamppost in front of it. The street numeral is on the left post of the front entrance. Enter house’s side entrance on back porch.

Layout Description

   Name of railroad

 

   Scale(s)

O 3-rail

   Approximate size of layout (ft.)

16 by 35

   Length of mainline track (ft.)

90

   Theme of the model railroad

 

   Prototype roads represented

Southern, Western Maryland

   Era or time frame

 

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

Diesel and steam

   Freight, passenger, or both?

Both

   Based on prototype or freelanced?

Freelanced

   Scenery methods and % complete

75%

   Track % complete

90%

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)

Lionel Legacy

   Will trains be running during the visit?

Yes

   Other interesting information about the layout

The layout has more than 60 interesting structures on it, many built from kits. Also, most of the buildings have internal lighting.

Layout Viewing

   ADA accessible? Describe limitations

No. Stairway to basement. Also, there is a model bridge crossing one aisle to duck under and a few overhead pipes to avoid hitting your head on.

   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.)

3-4

   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time

5

   Average time to view layout? (min.)

10

   Any unique characteristics?

Harry also has a nice collection of rolling stock on shelves adjacent to the layout.

 

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