Layout Name: Manufacturer's Railroad
Layout Owner: Ron Poidomani
Scale: HO
Era: 1948
Size: 5' x 14'
Scenery: None

 

The Manufacturer's Railroad is an HO scale representation of the same-named prototypical railroad in New Haven, CT. The prototype served a large number of industries and worked closely with the NYNH&H railroad to deliver railcars to local customers.

The layout is 5’ x 14' in an "L" configuration. The railroad serves the town of New Haven and services 13 industries. The entire layout operates within yard limits. Commercial turnouts and track in code 100 size are used. Structures are kit, kit-bashed and scratch-built. Motive power consists of early diesel locomotives and age-appropriate freight cars. Trains are operational even though the layout is undergoing construction. Currently there is no scenery. Power and control of trains are accomplished with an NCE DCC system. The railroad normally operates with two trains and two crews. Car movement is controlled via switchlists.

Scale: HO
Locale: New Haven, CT.
Prototype: Manufacturer's Railroad
Era: 1948
Layout Size: 5’ x 14'
Trackage: Commercial code 100
Construction: Modular (box)
Control: NCC DCC
Scenery: None
Accessibility: Walk-out basement
Parking: Street parking
Layout Visits: Yes
Operation Sessions: Yes