Boston and Maine Western Route/Maine Central

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DESCRIP-
TION
The western route of the Boston and Maine (B&M) depicts the fictitious town of North Dover, New Hampshire, located just outside the real Dover about halfway between Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine. There is an active interchange with the Maine Central Railroad that has been granted trackage rights through the town. This well-known operations oriented layout has appeared a number of times in the hobby press, including Model Railroader’s Model Railroad Planning and Great Model Railroads. The layout’s unique “surround staging” concept supports a tremendous variety of trains and operations including long through freights, locals, milk trains, passenger and commuter service, and lots of local industrial switching in an 11x13 foot basement room.
SCALEHOSCENERY
FINISHED %
100
SIZE11 x 13POWERDigitrax DCC
OPER-
ATIONS
YESOPERATING
SYSTEM
Switch lists with two man crews
LOCALENew EnglandERA1950s
FEATURESUnique surround staging

self-guided tour