The length of the mainline from Hobbiton to Lake Town, inlcuding the reverse loops, is now about 410' or 1-1/2 scale miles, and total track including all sidings and branch lines is over 650'. Below is a plan of the layout with three enlarged sections identifying the structures.
|Name||Lake Town & Shire Railroad|
|Scale||1:20.3 on Gauge 1 track (3 foot narrow gauge).|
|Size||100' x 100' L|
|Length of Mainline||Approximately 410' (1-1/2 scale mile) from Hobbiton to Lake Town, including reverse loops.|
|Theme||Narrow gauge short line serving logging and mining interests. It resembles railroads in Eastern Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, or West Virginia at the turn of the century.|
|Locale||Tolkien's Middle Earth.|
|Track Height||Ground-level to about two feet above the ground.|
|Track||AristoCraft 332 brass with extra-wide turnouts.|
|Minimum Radius||5 feet on the mainline.|
|Maximum Grade||About 4.5%.|
|Control||DCC: 8 amp Digitrax Chief with radio control throttles.|
|Equipment||Bachmann, LGB, and Hartland steam engines with Bachmann and kit-built rolling stock|
|Status||All track-work is completed.|
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