SWEETBRIAR & SOUTHERN CAPE RAILROAD
Thanks for visiting our website and the miniature city of Sweetbriar, a 1950s era Pennsylvania 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 MTH Digital Command System (DCS) and DCS Wifi. We have two main power supplies: an MTH 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 7 Locomotives (All M.T.H. Proto 3), 3 at a time:
1. MTH SD70ACe Diesel – Pennsylvania (Black)
2. MTH E8 AA Diesel – Erie Lackawanna
3. MTH SD70ACe Diesel – Jersey Central
4. MTH 4-8-0 Steam Locomotive, PRR
5. MTH SW1 Diesel Switcher, PRR (Black)
6. MTH RS3 Diesel – Long Island
7. MTH AS-616 Diesel – Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines
Most of our rolling stock is Lionel Postwar freight cars, with a few newer MTH freight cars, including a custom series of Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) freight cars offered by our local train shop, Holly Beach Train Depot. See our PRSL page for photos of those 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