"Meramec Valley Lines"
20' x 30'
Shinohara & hand-laid
code 100, 70
Min. Turnout Frog:
#8 (main), #6 (yards)
54" to 64"
Mainline Track Length:
benchwork: 100%; track: 98%; scenery: 66%
Missouri (south central Ozark wilderness)
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.
An example of the custom logo Mike uses on his engines.
The private railroad logo as it appears on freight cars.
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.