About 30 layouts will be open for touring during the North Central Crossing Convention, November 1, 2, and 3. The layouts are described below. A schedule of which layouts will be open during each of the five layout tour time periods will be posted separately. Since activities at the Convention site have to end while the evening is still young, we will be cajoling some of the layout owners into staying open late on Friday and Saturday evening, so you might get to view some layouts after your last clinic. Addresses and directions will be provided to registered convention attendees upon check-in at the convention.
Check this page on the web site again as the convention nears, as we intend to add more photographs and videos to help you decide how to spend your touring time.
A great big "Thank you!" goes out to the owners, builders, and assistants who make it possible for these great layouts to exist and be open for our pleasure and inspiration!
Phil Doolittle, Layout Tour Coordinator
Chesapeake and Ohio
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Nicely detailed O scale layout represents a bridge line between Cincinnati, Detroit and Clifton Forge in the 1945 ot 1955 era, using both steam and diesel. Point to point operation, with DCC and sound. Operations use car cards and radios.
Grand Trunk Western's Holly Subdivision
South Oakland County Model Railroad Club
30' x 50'
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|Tour Dates: Saturday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm|
The South Oakland Division of the Grand Trunk Western is a semi-prototypical layout based on the Holly Subdivision of the GTW, located in southeastern Michigan during the period of the mid 1950s to the mid-1970s. The layout is double deck, point to point, encompassing 700 feet of main line and two hidden helixes, set on 1” square steel tubing benchwork at heights of 62" to 65" for the upper level and 42" to 46" for the lower level. Here are some additional details:
Diagrams of the layout available at our website, http://socmrrc.org/, by clicking the Layout button.