|WELCOME TO CHUCK MERCIER'S
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|This is my third layout of the Pennsylvania Railroad over the past twenty
five years. The first two layouts were freelanced and this one attempts to
capture the railroad between Altoona and Cresson PA which includes the
1.8% grade up the Allegheny mountains. Scenes include the Altoona Yard,
Horseshoe Curve, the tunnels, Gallitzen and many others. The year is
1956 so you'll see steam and diesel power working the mountain.
The layout is 25' x 20' and is operated with a MRC wireless DCC control
system. The construction is open grid framework with hardshell scenery.
Even though it models a prototypical location, I have taken several
modeling liberties to either accommodate space limitations or personal
preference. I've reused many of the structures from previous layouts
which don't match the actual buildings but the general concept is very
close to the prototype.