This is very large proto-freelance HO railroad set in the 1956 time period. The basement room is 48×56 feet with more than 1,100 feet of mainline located on three levels. The railroad captures railroading between Bowling Green, Kentucky and Columbia, Tennessee involving six railroads. The main focus is moving traffic between large yards and industries. Operations is a key aspect of this railroad. A typical session lasts six or more hours with a crew size of 18 moving more than 25 trains. Traffic control is done by timetable/train orders with a dispatcher, and the forwarding system is car cards and way bills. The track work is nearly 100% complete with scenery work in the early stages. NCE with radio throttles is the DCC control system. Future priorities are working on scenery and adding structures. Access is at the basement level with some steps or declining a grassed slope to reach this level.
Registered convention attendees can visit this layout on these days and times:
- Friday (10/12), 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- Saturday (10/13), 9:00am to Noon and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
- Sunday (10/14), 1:00pmto 3:00pm