Cascade Line - SP Springfield Sub
Ryan Di Fede’s n-scale layout depicts the Springfield Sub-division in Oregon in 1954. The “Cascade Line” was part the passenger timetable of Shasta Route and extended from Eugene beyond Klamath Falls. The modeled railroad supports passenger service, through freights, and locals. It is a point-to-point railroad around the walls on two levels, with staging east (Eugene) & west (Klamath Falls) at each point. The lower level includes industry in the town of Springfield, and a helper yard with a saw mill at Oakridge. The upper level of the layout represents climbing “The Hill” in the Cascades ending with the division point at Crescent Lake, just past the Summit and before entering staging.
Trains move between levels and to and from staging via a manually operated staging elevator. It has 5 shelves, the lower 2 are east staging, the upper 2 are west staging, and the center shelf carries the main line between the upper and lower levels.
Bench work is complete. The layout is fully operational with all track installed and trains DCC controlled with a NCE PowerCab. Additional throttles are NCE Radio or Wi-Fi mobile phone apps. There is a mix of manual and DCC operated turnouts. Scenery is in the beginning stages; there is good progress on the backdrop, some foam has been cut to the general topography, a few structures have been built, and lots of plans in place…
All crammed into a dedicated 6’ X 12’ “Tuff Shed” out building in the back yard.