The O scale Appalachian & Ohio is a prototype freelanced southern gateway and coal hauler set in August 1969. The modeled portion serves industrial SE Ohio to central West Virginia. This is the second iteration of the A&O, the first being featured in MR 5/06. MRP 2009 describes A&O 2.0. Over 8 years of construction by myself and many dedicated helpers have filled the 2,500 sq.' RR space. Scenery is now underway to complete the journey.
All track and switches are hand-laid and the layout features numerous electronic specialties, including its own PBX phone system.