Norm’s O Scale Layout Description

Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Norm’s O-Scale Trains

   Contact phone number(s)

655-2550

   Contact email

norm@normsoscale.com

   Layout address

41 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)

Y

   Parking capacity/where and how to park?

Ample parking lot in front of building

   Any landmarks to look for to help find location?

Store signage and large replica of a steam engine in front

   Website

http://www.normsoscale.com/normanslayout.aspx

    Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKl03Rv9c8

Layout Description

   Name of railroad

Moose River Valley Railroad

   Scale(s)

O (two rail) 1/48 Scale

   Approximate size of layout (ft.)

50 X 22 main room. Back room 2 tiered staging yard

   Length of mainline track (ft.)

1 double main line and 1 single, about 300 feet

   Theme of the model railroad

Maine & New England

   Prototype roads represented

MEC, BM

   Era or time frame

Late 40's to Early 50's

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

Diesel and steam

   Freight, passenger, or both?

Both

   Based on prototype or freelanced?

Prototype-freelanced

   Scenery methods and % complete

Approx. 40% complete

   Track % complete

Approx. 95% complete

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)

DCC by NEC

   Will trains be running during the visit?

Yes

   Other interesting information about the layout

Lots of motive power, including a Challenger. The layout has been on the cover of "O" Resource Magazine and will be in an article this fall in "O" Gauge Railroading. Also, visit the adjacent retail store.

 

 

 

 

Layout Viewing

   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations

 Yes.  Trains are 48 inches above the floor.

   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.)

2.5 Feet to 4 Feet

   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time

4 or 5 comfortable. Store will also be open at this time as well.

   Average time to view layout?  (min.)

20 to 30 minutes

   Any unique characteristics?

Fantastic art work on the walls blends in with rolling scenery. Details in the scenery and custom-built structures along with manufactured buildings really make the layout come alive. Buildings adjacent to the walkways even have detailed interiors and really make this a must see layout. Meet Norm's select group of builders who work collectively, as a team, to bring the unsurpassed to the project.

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