SWEETBRIAR & SOUTHERN CAPE RAILROAD

Layout photo with the Long Island RS3 Diesel about to cross a small girder bridge, marked S&SCRR (Sweetbriar and Southern Cape Railroad)
Layout photo from overhead looking down on a section of the town
Layout photo on the downtown section of the town.

Thanks for visiting our website and the miniature city of Sweetbriar, a 1950s era coal town.

Our 3-rail O Gauge layout measures 12 feet x 9 feet (irregular), and features 3 loops, two on the lower lever and one on the upper level. [RRTrack Plan].  We’re using the M.T.H. Digital Command System (DCS) and DCS Wifi.  We have two main power supplies: an M.T.H. Z-4000 400w transformer for track power and switch motors and an old Lionel ZW 275w for building lights.  All track and turnouts (18) are Atlas O, but we’ve replaced the Atlas switch motors with Z-Stuff DZ-1000s.  The Track Roadbed is 3/8″ high Flexxbed, ballasted with Brennan’s Better Ballast.

We’re currently running 8 Locomotives, 3 at a time:

1.  M.T.H. SD70ACe Diesel – Pennsylvania (Black), Proto 3

2.  M.T.H. E8 AA Diesel – Erie Lackawanna, Proto 3

3.  M.T.H. SD70ACe Diesel – Jersey Central, Proto 3

4.  M.T.H. 4-8-0 Steam Locomotive, PRR

5.  M.T.H. SW1 Diesel Switcher, PRR (Black), Proto 3

6.  M.T.H. RS3 Diesel – Long Island, Proto 3

7.  M.T.H. AS-616 Diesel – Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines, Proto 3

8.  Williams 3-Car RDC – PRR

Most of our rolling stock is Lionel Postwar freight cars, with a few newer M.T.H. freight cars.

The layout is still under construction and many areas are ‘works in progress’, so please stop back often and check our progress.

Carol & Jim Saldutti

Layout photo of a small Woodland Scenics Frieght Depot lighted at night.
Layout photo showing the freight yard, with locomotives and freight cars in the sidings