Barnesville Tunnel N-Scale Kit
This Barnesville Tunnel kit is the second in our new Layout Builder’s Series. It was inspired by the 3,409-foot Mahanoy Tunnel completed by the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in 1863. This tunnel located near Barnesville, Pennsylvania is still used today by the Reading & Northern Railroad. A tunnel fan exhaust system was added in 1901 on the eastern entrance to remove the smoke and gases created by the numerous steam powered trains that passed through this tunnel on a daily basis. Though not an exact replica, this kit captures the major structural elements of this prototype based on our field visits to this site and several articles written about this exhaust system over the years. Whether this system is modeled as being operational or not, it will add interest to any tunnel portal on your layout or module.
Included in this Barnesville Tunnel kit are the Main Chamber Housing, two(2) Exhaust Fan Buildings, Vent Ductwork and a Wooden Tunnel Casing which are complemented by highly detailed exhaust fan castings, finely etched stainless steel grills and illustrated step-by-step instructions. The completed model measures 5.50”L x 3.50”W x 2.25″H. Please see the adjoining diagram for more detailed measurements.