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Published in 1970 in "Nine N Scale Model Railroads by John H. Armstrong & Thaddeus Stepek for Atlas, The Gulf Summit & Susquehanna Valley Railroad, layout N-109, was designed for Atlas Code 80 sectional track. I have adapted the layout for Atlas Code 55 track and made the following changes:
Used different radii and turnout sizes as they are not the same for Atlas code 55 rail as they are for the Atlas code 80.
Used larger radii wherever possible.
Used transition curves wherever possible, starting turns with a larger radius before going to a smaller radius for the center of the curve.
Extended the length of the layout from 74" to 8 feet. This was done primarily to reduce the two grades that go to the upper level.
Revised the way the plywood was cut, so that the ramps remained intact with both the top and bottom, and all plywood joints are on the bottom level.
Flex track was used to replace the sectional track that the layout was designed with.
Trout Lake, Moran, & Allenville Railroad
(Formerly the Gulf Summit & Susquehanna Valley)
The project is on hold at this point. We are considering revising the plan as follows:
Suppliers - testimonials all unsolicited.
Mainline Hobby Supply in Blue Ridge Summit, PA. - Nothing but trains and absolutely everything in stock. A fantastic store.
Brooklyn Locomotive Works. Really speedy service and a great website.
N Scale Supply. Really helpful service. If they would go to a cart system instead of their order form, they would be fantastic.
McFeely's Square Drive Screws. Excellent products and Excellent service. All bench work is held together with McFeely's screws. Also screws for electrical buss-bars and turnout motor mounting screws.
Miniatronics. Good selection of wire and switches at good prices.
Mouser. $1.80 apiece for 8 position terminal blocks. The same blocks were over $4.00 each at Radio Shack.
Quickar Electronics. Bi-color LEDs for 25¢. Also panel mounts.
Newark Electronics. Spade connectors,
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