Rick Mills Layout Description

Layout Owner/Location
   Owner/Builder’s name(s) Rick Mills
   Contact phone number(s) 207 619 0855
   Contact email rickmills9@gmail.com
   Layout address 536 School St, Berwick ME 03901
   GPS accurate for this address? (y/n) ? unknown
   Parking capacity/where and how to park? 10 / on grass beside driveway
   Any landmarks to look for to help find location? Adjacent to Hackmatack Playhouse
Layout Description
   Name of railroad Cape Ann Rail System
   Scale(s) HO
   Approximate size of layout (ft.) 10 x 12 feet, plus 2 staging areas
   Length of mainline track (ft.) 68 feet
   Theme of the model railroad Operation, 12 industries served using car cards & waybills
   Prototype roads represented Freelance Maine railroad, with interchange to Conrail and MEC. Secondary interchange to BAR, BM, CP and Amtrak.
   Era or time frame 1981
   Motive power type (diesel, steam, traction, electric) Diesel
   Freight, passenger, or both? Both
   Based on prototype or freelanced? Freelance
   Scenery methods and % complete Styrofoam / 100%
   Track % complete 100%
   Control system (DC, DCC & brand, proprietary) DC with dual cab control, 25 blocks, fully signalized
   Will trains be running during the visit? Yes
   Other interesting information about the layout web site: http://rickmillsproject.com/mrr/index.html
Layout Viewing
   ADA accessible?  Describe limitations Not ADA. Located in basement, 6 steps down from grade, with handrail. Layout height 53”.
   Aisle width/ ranges (ft.) Aisles 34”
   Maximum visitors allowed in layout area at one time 5
   Average time to view layout?  (min.) 30 mins
   Any unique characteristics? All Stryofoam construction, no plywood. mp3 sound system. Rollaround control stands allow operator to follow train. Recipient of NMRA Golden Spike Award.

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