Red Hook Bay – Exhibition Manager’s Notes

American HO 1940’s

Set in the late steam/early diesel era of the late 1940’s. It is somewhere close to Route 1, which links Portland and Rockland in Maine. The thirty structures include craftsmen kits from a wide variety of American specialist companies. There will also be several boats mainly from kits by Sea Port Model Works and Frenchman River.

The structures have been deliberately constructed to look a little worse for wear. The majority of the buildings are “limited-edition” craftsmen kits. The lighthouse is a replica of the Thomas Point Light located off the coast of Maryland but is similar to lighthouses that can be found in New England. The farm features a typical New England style farmhouse with connected barn.

Where you find sailors you will find bars and other establishments catering to their interests.

Red Hook Bay is operated with a Digitrax DCC system, which allows independent control of the locos, which are fitted with sound decoders. Switching (shunting) is accomplished by using Kadee automatic couplers together with magnets concealed underneath the track.

 Red Hook Bay was featured in the November 2014 edition of Continental Modeller. It also was a feature of CM’s North American 2014 Autumn Special as “Red Hook Bay – The Build”.

Dimensions Depth 2.5 feet, width12 feet inclusive of a clip-on deck for train cassettes. Viewed from the front only.
Control Digitrax Digital Command Control (DCC)
Locos R-T-R models from Proto 2000 and Bachmann suitably weathered and fitted with DCC sound decoders
Trackwork Peco code 75 with turnouts fitted with DCC Concepts Cobalt turnout stall motors
Van Hire None
Operators Minimum 2
Power 1x 13 amp socket
Insurance £ 10,000

Free-standing layout with own lighting will require an extra chair.

No barriers required.

For further information, please e-mail Mike Carter or call 01628 784867