2014-05.7: Forest Park Southern bonus footage

28 May 2014

Average: 4.3 (19 votes)
14:04 - Bill Doll's Forest Park Southern bonus scenes (2014)

Bonus footage of Bill Doll's layout from our May 2014 feature on his Forest Park Southern.

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I would like to know more about this layout. Dimentions, scale, track plan etc. The scenery in awesome!

I can tell you that the scale is HO.  Not sure of the overall dimensions.  The scenery is fantastic and the operations are just as nice. 


Response to "rjshay98026":  my layout was featured in the April 2013 issue of Model Railroader magazine.  If you do not have access to this issue, send me your email address and I will be happy to give you more details about the layout.  Thank you for your comments.   Bill Doll

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Bill, I think you layout is wonderful and something that is inspirational. The detail and structures are amazing! 

I would also like to know what the overall dimensions and what was your inspiration for your layout. Share with us some personal notes on your layout, please don't refer us somewhere else. 

Ralph (CN6401)

Response to Ralph (CN6401). The layout is 33' x 48' irregular shape, arround the wall with two penisulas.  It has 26 staging tracks with a minimum radius of 30" with a branch line serving two coal mines.  It is a walk around design so you can follow your train, true point to point operation.  The layout was designed for true protypical operation with CTC.

My inspiration was the steam to diesel era. I was also inspired by Allen McClelland's Virginia and Ohio Railroad.