This new prototype S scale railroad was started in September 2017 by a Master Model Railroader. It is in a 25 x 12 foot fully finished room with 50 feet of mainline plus a logging branch. The railroad, set in the mountains of WV in 1963, depicts the 9 mile long BC&G from Dundon to the large sawmill at Swandale. All the structures are prototype-based and have been scratchbuilt. Steam locomotives are detailed to match their prototype. Several diesel bodies have been scratchbuilt as have numerous pieces of rolling stock. The DCC sound equipped locomotives are controlled by NCE wireless throttles. Benchwork is 80% complete, trackwork is 70% complete, and about 20% is scenicked. Trains will be running on available track. Access is by stairs to the lower level.
Registered convention attendees can visit this layout on these days and times:
- Friday (10/12), 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Saturday (10/13), 2:00pm to 5:00pm
- Sunday (10/14), Noon to 2:00pm
For additional information on the prototype and the layout, visit www.buffalocreekandgauley.com.