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Welcome to the N Scale Division

The crew has been building a large N scale layout that represents a trip from the eastern United States to the western shore.  A 75 along the wall section begins in a traditional picturesque east cost town, continues through Midwest rolling farmland before climbing into the highdesert.  A right angle turn leads to another 30 section where trains negotiate tunnels, cuts and grades through rugged mountains and forest.  Two more 30 peninsula sections feature a busy yard, towns and industries as well as a seaport terminus.  Our members have all range of skills which offers a lot of opportunity to both teach and learn new modeling techniques.  We welcome those who wish to visit or help with the construction.

For maximum operating realism the layout is controlled by a Digitrax DCC system with either wired or radio frequency throttles.  Trackwork is Peco code 80 with very generous large radius curves.  Grades are limited to a maximum 2.5% and watching a multi-unit lash-up of diesels straining to pulling an 80 car train up hill is quite the sight.

Several projects are underway as the pictures show.

Dennis eyes the Empire Builder and a freight snaking their way through the mountains.

Two Rock Island diesels pull a long freight over the gorge.

An Empire F7 streaking past some wild horses.

Sante Fe F3 A&B unit entering the mountains.

One of the youngest members of the club.           

Dick, the master carpenter, is busy building a new section of the layout.

Dennis is busy with scenery. Sometimes you just need to be in the middle of the mountain.

Or somtimes you just need to be on top of the mountain.