Narrow Gauge North

2017

Camp 93 “Parsons Lumber Company”

An O scale narrow gauge layout by Richard Turner
Scale O ¼”/1ft (1:48)
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 22’ x 2’

Camp 93 is a prototypical logging operation based in WashingtonState towards the end of the logging in the 1930’s.  The layout is O scale ¼” to one foot (1:48) and with a track gauge of 30 inches.

Operation of locomotives and layout is by DCC with sound.  Listen to the clanking of pistons, and the echoes of the steam whistles through the mountain gorge and tall timbers.

Gradients of 8% are worked hard to bring logs of up to 12 feet scale diameter down from the fell.  Remaining layout trees are up to 16 feet scale diameter, and disappear into the lighting facia.

Locomotives include Shay and Climax geared locomotives, which can be seen working a small supply yard and moving logs down the inclines from higher camps, off to the mills.  A variety of other stock can be seen including rail trucks and rail buses.