The Pilchuck Division of Allen Frasch

The Pilchuck Division of Allen Frasch

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Superintendent Al FraschPrototype LocationSeattle to Vancouver BC
InterchangeBNSF to SpokaneSize800 square feet
ScalenEra May1998
ControlDigitrax DCCClock Speed3:1
Session length4 hourscrew size12
Dispatching verbal track warrantsCar Forwarding4 sided car cards/waybills
CommunicationFRS radiojobsDispatcher, 3 yards,2 passenger and road crews
accessibilitylimited due to steep stairsWebsitenone
Prototype/Freelance Scalemidpoint in proto/freelance scal based on BNSFLength of mainline16.5 scale miles
Yards3Number of passing siding11
% scenery completed-100%Number of car spotsway to many to count
Motive Powerdiesel circa 1980-1998Rolling Stock500
Train lengthsup to 50Track construction: Atlas code 80 flex with 275 caboose thrown switches mostly #6
Session Atmosphere: lively, informal but lots of trains to be run
Articles on the Pilchuck division have been published in several magazines including:
Model Railroad Hobbyist
Nov/Dec 2014 issue of N-Scale Railroading
Sept. 2009 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman