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Scale:  HO  
Size:   25x45 feet overall, 80' along walls  
Prototype:   D&H, Saratoga to North Creek N.Y with extension to Sanford Lake (TAHAWUS) 
Locale:    New York State  
Period 1974 +
Layout style:         Along the walls walk in, open staging  
Layout height:   48" to 55"  
Bench work:  Open grid, cantilevered from walls  
Roadbed: Cork on plywood
Track:     Code 100
Turnouts: 4's and 6's
Minimum Radius: 24"
Length of mainline: 193' linear mainline not including the Saratoga staging and the Tahawus Complex  
Scenery:      Carved Styrofoam  Sculptamold on Styrofoam base
Backdrop: Painted on Walls
Power system Lenz DCC, sound equipped
Operations:      Car cards, 4 sided Waybills, dispatcher,       Telephone system, fast clock  
Typical Operating Crew: 6 to 8
Operations:   The following trains operate on the branch:
Local to Corinth
Local to Warrensburg, North Creek 
Local to Sanford Lake and Tahawus
Mine Unit Train(s)
Employee passenger service
Tourist Train (PAs) 

We operate following a Timetable and a fast clock on 6:1 ratio.

Timetable Operation provides a framework for the operating session and regulates traffic flows. This operating layout can accommodate up to 8 operators and a Dispatcher. Operating Sessions last from 2 to 2 hours depending on the abilities of Operators to complete their assignments on schedule.