"Red Pine & Oxville Railroad"
18' x 22'
S-Helper Service, Tomalco & Miller Eng. (branch)
code 138, 100 (branch)
40" (36" branch)
Mainline Track Length:
NASG Dispatch, Aug 2012, pg 11
A higher level track is On30, which equates to Sn42 (engine cab has been modified to be S-scale).
Pierre Marquette Berkshire #1225 is returning to Detroit from Chicago with a mixed freight in 1947. The Berkshire locomotive, a Lima-built 4-8-4, is a brass River Raisin model. The distinctive New York Central watchman shanty in the foreground is a laser-cut model (out of production) assembled for Bob by a fellow Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers club member. The yard shack is a modified Bachmann Plasticville structure. The large through-truss bridge in the background is a Plasticville model which Bob detailed with Central Valley beams and trusses. The B&O wagon-top M-15K box car was built from a Smoky Mountain Model Works kit. The New York Central mainline uses code 137 rail and all other mainline and sidings on the RP&O use code 100 rail. Bob built all the turnouts on the layout using Fast Tracks jigs. The layout is surrounded by photo backdrops from Backdrop Warehouse. A small portion of one of them is visible in the upper left corner. Bob's photo appeared on the inside cover of the February 2023 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman in the NASG promotional ad campaign.