Russ Desmond

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Life long John Allen fan now old and retired and working on my own dream railroad using a lot of John's ideas & methods. My railroad covers 1200 sq feet with an 800' main line and 3 independent sub divisions. A 300 car yard with hump sorting and engine facilities for 48 engines (mostly steam) are included. There is one division which is a switchback up the side of a mountain, the switchback itself is 200 ' long. The RR is an old analog block type layout with 18 independent cabs. It is HO scale layout with a operating N scale layout in the higher reaches for forced perspective. RR has a controlling 1.5%  grade and runs from 48" above the floor to 80" above the floor with mountain peaks extending to about 8' above floor level. Needless to say I am in the process of forming a model RR club to help build, maintain and most importantly to proto-typically run this layout.known as the Agamenticus & Easton RR