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Current Layout by Rusty Westermeier

Layout Name:

"Fawbush and Miller"

Layout Status:

active

Track Type:

S

Layout Style:

Basement-filling, T-shaped

Track Manufacturer:

handlaid, Shinohara

Rail Size:

code 100 (main); code 83 (yards)

Min. Turnout Frog:

#6

Min. Radius:

45"

Ruling Grade:

2%

Track Height(s):

46" to 50"

Mainline Track Length:

220'

Setting:

Midwest, Northern to West Coast

Railroad(s) Modeled:

Fawbush and Miller (private), NP, GN, CB&Q, SPS, UP

Control System:

DCC (CVP - EasyDCC) & Battery-powered

Featured In:

S Gaugian, Jan 2012, pg 10

Notes:

Rusty is a retired Air Force weatherman, and so named his layout after the two weathermen who discovered how to predict Tornados. Six to eight operators run the layout for about an hour using simple switch lists most Friday nights, as well as help work on the layout itself. Several engines have been converted to CVP dead-rail battery power. Operators bring their own battery-powered engines, too.

Switching Richardson.


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Fawbush yard looking east toward Miller (left in photo). Showalter on the right.


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Operator Tom switching the GP engines at Baker, which are headed for Grimes.


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The electric plant to Grimes.


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Switching Grimes, and then on to Miller.


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Switching Miller, and then on to West Staging.


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West Staging is the final destination.


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This is at Richardson, looking back past the wye toward East Staging.


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Switching at Showalter.


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