Lou Champagne Layout Description

 

Layout Owner/Location
   Owner/Builder’s name(s) Lou Champagne
   Contact phone number(s) 207-229-5475
   Contact email lucien.champagne@roadrunner.com
   Layout address 23 Whitten Hill Road, Kennebunkport
   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n) Y
   Parking capacity/where and how to park? A few cars in the driveway and on the lawn if dry.  Otherwise park on street
   Any landmarks to look for to help find location? 3 miles from Seashore Trolley Museum
Layout Description
   Name of railroad Cape Porpoise & Western Railroad
   Scale(s) HO
   Approximate size of layout (ft.) 32 by 13 feet
   Length of mainline track (ft.) About 100 feet
   Theme of the model railroad Shortline in southern Maine running from Westbrook, ME, to Dover, NH
   Prototype roads represented MEC, BAR, B&M, CN
   Era or time frame 1957
   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 40%
   Track % complete 100%
   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary) DCC- NCE, most locomotives have sound decoders
   Will trains be running during the visit? Yes
   Other interesting information about the layout Built for realistic operations with lots of switching.  Schedule 25 trains per day.
Layout Viewing
   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations No. Located in basement.  Access is through a bulkhead door in the back of the house.
   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.) Ranges down to 2 feet.
   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time 5
   Average time to view layout?  (min.) 20
   Any unique characteristics? 8-9 operators can enjoy a operating session on this layout and do so monthly.  There are several finished scenes as well as many structures on the layout.