The New York, Ontario and Western is a layout that represents the main line between Walton and Sidney, New York as well as the branch to Delhi. The layout is set in the year 1947 and is prototype-based with accurate track arrangements. The layout is HO scale.
The layout is double deck with a main line 200' long passing through six towns. Track is commercial code 70 and code 55 with some hand-built turnouts. There are 12 industries on the main line and there are 14 industries on the branch to Delhi. Structures are being scratch built to match the prototype. At present about 30% of the layout has scenery applied, but application of scenery is continuing at this time.
Motive power is mostly steam with early diesels (44 tonners, EMD FTs). All locomotives have sound installed. Rolling stock consists of age-appropriate passenger and freight cars. Trains are local freight, through freights, a milk train, and a branch line mixed train.
This layout can accomodate four active trains. Power and control of trains are provided by an NCE DCC system. Operational control is by a combination of train orders and verbal orders.
Locale: NYO&W between Walton and Sidney, NY
Prototype: New York, Ontario and Western
Layout size: 18' x 30'
Construction: Open grid
Control: NCE DCC
Scenery: 30% complete
Accessibility: basement with stairs
Parking: Same side of the street
Layout visits: Yes
Operation sessions: Yes