Norm’s O Scale Layout Description

Layout Owner/Location

   Owner/Builder’s name(s)

Norm’s O-Scale Trains

   Contact phone number(s)


   Contact email

   Layout address

41 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME

   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n)


   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



Layout Description

   Name of railroad

Moose River Valley Railroad


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


   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?


   Based on prototype or freelanced?


   Scenery methods and % complete

Approx. 40% complete

   Track % complete

Approx. 95% complete

   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary)


   Will trains be running during the visit?


   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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