Lansing Model Railroad Club
Home of the Hogsback and Southern Railroad
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The LMRC's layout consists of a single track main line with passing sidings and two a branch lines.
The main line is approximately 300 feet (94m) in length and has four passing sidings (5 once we get one more turnout installed).
The current layout was started in 1980 and as originally designed consisted of two mainlines, the "gray line" and the "black line", connected via an interchange. The two lines were so named after the color of their ballast. The gray line was the Hogsback and Southern, while the black line was the Millett and Northern.
In the mid-2000's, members decided to revamp the interchange area and combine the two loops into one larger, longer run to enhance operational potential.
In 2009 an addition to the building was constructed and layout expanstion was started. The Summit and Rives areas were expanded into the new space, the Wakefield and Trout Lake areas created, and a helix and staging yard were installed. The layout is a continuous run dogbone. It's major yard is Glenwood Yard.
The layout is powered by North Coast Engineering DCC system and has computer controlled signals, including working semaphores.
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