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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.

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)
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