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Our HO Model of the CNJ in Mauch Chunk >
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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 scratch 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).

We 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.

We’re 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.

LEFT & ABOVE: 2012/13

UK modellers are very welcome to join us at the Merseyside Model Railway Society clubrooms in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

Send emailto Steve (details on contact us page) with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 9 October 2016