The HO scale Kentucky Southern Railway is set in eastern Kentucky as a low budget coal hauling road in the mid-1950s and is loosely based on the L&N Hazard to Corbin route. A mix of steam and diesel power is used. An earlier version was torn down several years ago to be replaced by this version which is designed for optimal operations. The new 35′ x 25′ layout is point to point, built on two levels without a helix. A major yard is in the middle and uses #5 turnouts built with Fast Tracks jigs. A staging yard is at one end, and a fiddle yard is at the other end, on the other level. About 90% of the track is in place, and 25% of the scenery is complete, including many mountains and a coal mine. The railroad is designed to be operated by a crew of 5 using NCE DCC throttles.
Registered convention attendees can visit this layout on these days and times:
- Friday (10/12), Noon to 4:00pm
- Saturday (10/13), Noon to 4:00pm