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Ron Auletti
Port Kings Pacific

Bonus session only

Port Kings Pacific (PKP), in conjunction with Carslin Brothers Logging (CBL) branch line, is a freelance HO scale railroad set in the late 1930’s, after the heyday of the Milwaukee Road. Located on the North Olympic Peninsula, WA., PKP freight train operations include locals transporting CBL company town logs, Black Hole Mine manganese, fish, milk, and farm produce from west end towns. At east end towns cattle, food, lumber, dairy, and other products move to Port Kings and Seattle by rail barge. Mixed trains and the Spirit Hot Springs express provide passenger and mail service. Steam rod engines power PKP trains, while CBL trains use geared locos - all with sound.

Our PKP layout design is a point-to-point single track mainline with 4 sidings. Bench and track work are 100% complete with 96 Tortoise controlled turnouts, 13 staging tracks, 2 turntables w/DCC and a rail barge. Scenery design, modeling, structures, and great backdrops are the team effort of my graphic designer wife, Lessie, Kevin Regan, and professional artist Ian Henderson.

Basic information:
A. Scale: HO
B. DC or DCC: NCE Wireless DCC
C. Dispatching/control method: verbal, TT
D. Car control: switchlists via Bruce Hanley's RROps
E. Mainline: 145' PKP single track, with 35’ CBL branch line
F. Room size: 600 sq ft (42.5' x 15')
G. Percent sceniced: 60%
H. Handicap accessibility: none - 18 steps up to layout room from garage entry
I. Maximum number of guest operators: 5

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