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Welcome to TheCranberry.com!
A Unique Bed & Breakfast for Model Railroaders
The HO scale layout at The Cranberry Bed & Breakfast will re-create the look and feel of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad as at Danbury Connecticut in the 1950's.
As shown below in the layout diagram, the model railroad focuses on the 3 approaches into the Danbury division yard. Size: 36' x 70'
Primary supplier
of modeling
materials for
The Cranberry
Traffic to/from Pittsfield, MA travels through Beaver Brook
Traffic to/from Brewster, NY travels through Lake Ave
Traffic to/from South Norwalk/NYC travels through Bethel
Since the overall distances modeled fall relatively close to the space
allowed in HO scale, very little selective compression is needed.
The room itself features 10' sidewalls with a
clearspan vaulted ceiling peaking at 13.5 feet.
This allows for the 'pullman' valences along
each sidewall and the authentic hanging wig-
wag.
Some basic info:
 SCALE  HO
 SIZE 36' X 70' 
 MAINLINE RUN  APPROX. 7 MILES
 MINIMUM MAINLINE
 RADIUS VISABLE
 36 INCHES
 MINIMUM RADIUS
 HIDDEN
 22 INCHES
 CONSTRUCTION
L- GIRDER AND
HOMASOTE ON
 3/4" PLYWOOD
 STAGING TRACK  APPROX. 12 MILES
 LAYOUT HEIGHT  49.5 INCHES
 TURNOUTS
 #8 MAINLINE
 #4 - #6 SIDINGS/YARD
 PERIOD  1950'S
Please visit to see the progress so far
Construction Photos