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Rebuilding the Snow Creek Railroad

By Bob Treat | February 13, 2014

After nearly 20 years, the line gets updated and simplified

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Rebuilding the Snow Creek Railroad
Rebuilding the Snow Creek Railroad

The railway at a glance

Name: Snow Creek Railroad
Size: Approximately 50′ x 50′
Scale: 1:20.3
Gauge: Nº 1 (45mm)
Era: 1930-1950
Theme: High desert/mountain railroad accessing mines, quarries, and passengers
Age: Original, 19 years; rebuilt portion, 3 years
Motive power: LGB and Bachmann locomotives
Length of mainline: 300′
Maximum grade: 3%
Type of track: Llagas Creek, code 215, nickel silver
Minimum radius: 7′
Structures: Scratchbuilt and kitbashed
Control: Battery/radio control (Airwire)

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