Like nearly all models built in the UK, our HO model of Mauch Chunk, PA is built
on portable baseboards. We have mounted these on trestles and
this makes it easier to transport the model to Model Railway Exhibitions.
See the progress pages above for
recent photos and activity and the exhibition pages for more photos.
There has been very little compression of the central part of the Track Plan and
so the model closely resembles the prototype.
All buildings have been
built to resemble
the prototypes as closely as possible.
Go to the Mauch Chunk Buildings
page to access HO-scale plans of the buildings. Previous models that we have built can be
seen under The Modellers page (left).
have made a substantial collection of representative
locomotives and other stock that would have been operating in the 1930s to 1950s
on the CNJ in Mauch Chunk, PA. We also run non-CNJ
rolling stock - particularly N&W - owned by our modellers.
Were building to the standard NMRA wheel profile and are using Peco code
75 track. We are using DCC for operation after the very positive
experiences of other layouts in the Merseyside Model Railway Society.
We embarked on
an expansion plan in 2013 to put in a new fiddle yard with twice
as many roads, longer switches and
larger radius end curves
that will take all our rolling stock - including double-enders
pulling passenger cars! The switches were also all
modified for DCC computer control. This work is now complete.
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