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Current Layout by Mike Swederska, Sr.

Layout Name:

"Meramec Valley Lines"

Layout Status:

active

Track Type:

S

Layout Space:

20' x 30'

Layout Style:

Walk-in

Track Manufacturer:

Shinohara & hand-laid

Rail Size:

code 100, 70

Min. Turnout Frog:

#8 (main), #6 (yards)

Min. Radius:

48"

Ruling Grade:

2.5%

Track Height(s):

54" to 64"

Mainline Track Length:

200'

Completed:

benchwork: 100%; track: 98%; scenery: 66%

Setting:

Missouri (south central Ozark wilderness)

Railroad(s) Modeled:

MP

Control System:

DCC (Digitrax)

YouTube Channel:

Notes:

Meramec Valley Lines is Mike's private road name. It modeled as if it is a subsidiary of the Missouri Pacific (slogan: "Serving the Missouri Ozarks"). Mike uses JMRI for operations, and Tortoise Hares for auto-routing turnouts.

Videos:

An example of the custom logo Mike uses on his engines.


(copyright © Mike Swederska, Sr.; used by permission)

The private railroad logo as it appears on freight cars.


(copyright © Mike Swederska, Sr.; used by permission)

(copyright © Mike Swederska, Sr.; used by permission)

The logo on a caboose.


(copyright © Mike Swederska, Sr.; used by permission)

Mike and Bill Winans exchanged decals for each of their respective private railroads. This photo shows Mike's model on his layout, using Bill's "St. Louis Eastern and Pacific" decals on the box car.


(copyright © Mike Swederska, Sr.; used by permission)
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