Timber Rock

N-Gauge Railroad


This layout was built over ten years and in two phases. The lower level with Lower Village was built first using track plan #28 for "101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders" by Lynn Westcott, Kalmbach Books with minor variations. The Upper Village section with Lookout Mountain was built later. The Lower Village still needs landscaping whereas the Upper Village and level is nearly finished except for people, animals, fences, etc.

All buildings are wooden and made from kits (usually some form of laser cut) and hand painted. All trestles, rocks, cliffs, mountains, etc., were handmade. The vehicles, small bridge near the control panel and the tunnel portals were purchased and then painted as needed. The background was constructed by gluing stitched together photographs to foam board. I took the photographs and and then manipulated them in Photoshop.

I have numerous DCC locomotives and rolling stock but generally run no more then two trains at one time. The layout was originally built for DC so that numerous reversing switches had to used. The layout had blocks to allow more than two locomotives to run but the three reverse loops made for an operational nightmare. The three reversing switches are still in place and can be seen on the control board sketch layout in the next to last photograph. Any block (color coded) can be killed by putting the block section switch in the center position. All sidings, except 7S, can be killed as well. Siding 2S is the DCC programming track. Only turnouts on Lower Village are labeled.

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Track Plan (not to scale)

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