The Indiana Midland Model Railroad
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This is the Indiana Midland Railroad that is currently under construction.

The Indiana Midland runs from St. Louis, MO to Indianapolis, IN to Cleveland, OH. The main purpose of this railroad is a bridge line from St. Louis to Cleveland. The Indiana Midland also transports coal from the Illinois Basin at Petersburg, IN to the coal docks at Cleveland. In addition, there is a branch line to Bloomington, IN.
The Erie Lackawanna has running rights from Cleveland, OH to Indianapolis, IN.
One major interchange is in Anderson, IN with the East Central Indiana Railroad.

Come in and enjoy.

The Layout
The present HO scale layout is located in a room that is 12'x22'.

Layout style is a walk-in dogbone with staging outside the layout room.

The benchwork is open grid at 48" high. The roadbed is 1/2" Homasote glued to 3/4" plywood.

All track is Atlas Code 83 flex with No. 6 turnouts. The minimum radius is 26" on the mainline and 24" in the yard with a maximum grade of 2%.

All scenery is a combination of extruded foam board and hydrocal soaked paper towels on a cardboard web. The backdrop and fascia is painted Masonite hardboard.

Train control is DCC with a Digitrax Super Chief system and turnouts are controlled with Caboose Industries manual groundthrows.
My interest in railroads stems from my childhood. I was raised in Rutherford, NJ and spent countless hours down by the station watching the Erie Lackawanna commuter and freight trains.

Last Updated
November 28, 2002