John Pate has been in the process for some time of planning and designing his L&N Birmingham Division/S&NA Subdivision layout. It which will be based on L&N operations in and around Birmingham, AL during the 1970's. The layout will feature Boyles Yard and many of the area industries. Here are a few pictures of the early bench work and the most recent progress. For detailed articles about how the layout came to be and it's progress, see each issue of The Coupler since January 2015.


HO scale: 24' x 16'  walk-in around the wall layout with two peninsulas: full double deck with two helixes.

First helix test

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