Walt Aldorisio's Boston and Maine
Walter's pike is loosely based on Boston and Maine of the late 1950's and represents the BET / New Hampshire divisions mainline from Boston (south end lower staging) to Lowell MA (north end staging). At Lowel Junction there is an interchange with the NH (this is fictional). The town of Winchester is the focal point and has a flat yard of 8 tracks to sort trains for local industries and add cars to through freight trains. The railroad has 36 industries and a freight house to be switched.
Operations consists of commuter trains (RDC), intermediate passenger trains and one north bound and one south bound first class train. We also have six local switch jobs and four each direction run through freight trains. Car movement are done via switch lists and Micro Mart card operating system. Control is via Digitrax DCC.
Size; about 25' x 50' with an extension of 3' x 8'.
Footprint: U shaped - There are two lower level staging hidden staging areas with five tracks each and reversing loops.
Track:Atlas code 100 flex.
Switches: Atlas # 6 on main and Atlas # 4 in yards and and industrial areas. Visible switches are hand thrown.