M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line

  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line
  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line
  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line (1)
  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line
  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line
  • M. Steve Todd's Waccamaw Coast Line
  • Waccamaw Coast Line Panel
Scale
N
Size
10'x8', soon 15'x12'
Prototype
Freelance with NS, CSX
Locale
somewhere in The South
Era
Modern
Style
Bend Track Modular
Control
Digitrax DCS240, BDL168 detection, SE8C signals, servos with Tam Valley controllers
Tour Schedule
layout is in hotel
Layout#
24

The Waccamaw Coast Line is a Bend Track modular layout featuring 2 completed modules, plus 3 under construction. The two completed modules regularly participate in shows of the Piedmont N Southern club, which has NTrak and BendTrack.

For the 2021 Convention, three modules of the Waccamaw Coast Line will be set up in the Convention Hotel, in the Layout and Demo room.

The 3-module version of the Waccamaw Coast Line can be run fully automated using JMRI's Dispatcher AutoTrains function, which Steve helps to develop. Detection is via 3 Digitrax BDL168's (48 blocks). Turnout motors use aircraft servos controlled by Tam Valley's QuadLN-S units. Signalling is provided by Digitrax SE8Cs. Signal masts are Digitrax SMBKs with 3D-printed heads.