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. 90% complete
   Track % complete 100% 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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