All of the North Atlanta Rail Barons are very proud to announce that Bill Raymond has been elected to the Board of Directors of the OPSIG - the Operations Special Interest Group. Bill has been active in OPSIG for many years, and he began his elective service (a three-year term) to the organization at the OPSIG Board Meeting during the NMRA National Convention in Cleveland in July 2014.
Congratulations, Bill! We know you will be an excellent addition to the Board as you bring a wealth of operations experience to your new position. And we are very glad to have that experience in the Rail Barons as well.
New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Central Railroad
The New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Central RR is a mythical merger of the New York Central, Pennsy and B&O railroads, and is set primarily in Ohio. The layout is designed for operations and the track plan is essentially a single track mainline with passing sidings and hidden staging yards at each end. The average train length is 20 to 25 cars. Construction of the layout started in September 2006 and the Golden Spike was driven in September 2010. The Peco turnouts originally used in the layout are being slowly replaced with scratch built turnouts. To date 100 of the 127 turnouts have been built and installed. The most notable changes since last year is the expansion of the sceniced portions of the layout.
Layout at a Glance
|Size:||25' X 28'|
|Prototype:||NYC, PRR and B&O|
|Locale:||Mid Central US (primarily Ohio)|
|ERA:||1950's to 1960's|
|Style:||Linear Walk around|
|Length of Mainline:||202 ' or 6.11 Scale Miles|
|Latout Height:||49" to 57"|
|Benchwork:||L-Girder with Box Grids|
|Roadbed:||Cork over Plywood or Foam|
|Trackwork:||Peco Code 80|
|Turnouts:||Most handmade, #8 for Mainline , # 5 for Yards/Industrial|
|Scenery:||Hardshell/Foam 40% complete|
|Controls:||Digitrax DCC (wireless)|
Photos (Click the image for a larger version.)
Charlie Crawford, MMR was a Charter Member of NARB and former Superintendent of the Piedmont Division. He was the third member of our group to earn the award of Master Model Railroader. He is now participating in another local operating group.
Larry K. Smith, MMR was a charter member of NARB and now lives in Kentucky where he completed the requirements to become the fourth Master Model Railroader from NARB.
Louis Gomes was a long-term member of NARB, an excellent modeler, guru of the CV's and DCC decoders and wiring design. He was the group's first webmaster and is responsible for the design of our logo. Louis recently completed his education and was rewarded with a new job in Houston, TX.
Philo Hutcheson left us when he accepted a position with the University of Alabama Birmingham. He had built an excellent HO-scale railroad depicting the Maine coastline in the 1940's/50's era.