Joe Atkinson's Subdivision 4, West End
Album: IAIS-Based Layouts navigate UP (accesskey 'U')
An overview of Joe Atkinson's Subdivision 4, West End, representing the western-most portion of the IAIS from Atlantic to Council Bluffs in May 2005. The photos here offer a brief tour of the layout, beginning in Atlantic and working west to Council Bluffs, along with a few photos of corresponding scenes from the prototype.

The layout spans two rooms. The main layout room, in the lower left corner of the plan below, is approximately 15'x21', while the room that contains staging and UP's Pool Yard, upper right corner of the plan, is about 15'x16'. Roadbed is a combination of Homabed on plywood in the more track-dense areas and Homasote splines elsewhere. I've had no humidity problems with either.

About 90% of the visible track is handlaid, but I used Micro Engineering code 83 flex track in areas where access limited my ability to drive spikes. Trackwork is 100% complete. The layout is controlled with a Lenz DCC system using CVP wireless throttles.

Last change: 05/02/15
Contains 35 items.
Layout plan. Used with permission of Model Railroader magazine/Model Railroad Planning 2011.
Layout plan. Used with permission of Model Railroader magazine/Model Railroad Planning 2011.
By: Joe Atkinson
Album: Equipment
Last change: 05/30/11
Contains 2 items.
Album: Operations
Last change: 03/23/14
Contains 5 items.
Album: Staging
Last change: 05/30/11
Contains 5 items.
Last change: 05/15/15
Contains 11 items.
Last change: 02/24/15
Contains 3 items.
Last change: 04/21/16
Contains 12 items.
Last change: 03/23/14
Contains 4 items.
Last change: 05/27/15
Contains 12 items.
Last change: 05/15/15
Contains 12 items.
Last change: 05/15/15
Contains 5 items.
Album: Construction
Last change: 04/21/16
Contains 5 items.
Molly with new little brother and layout helper Wrigley, who joined us on August 5, 2010.
Molly with new little brother and layout helper Wrigley, who joined us on August 5, 2010.
By: Joe Atkinson
12 sub-albums and 2 images in this album.
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