Lima Connecting Lines

The layout is a large island with 4 peninsulas -- West Yard, Cascade, Summit, and East Yard. Control is DC with Automatic Block Train Control. Layout construction started in middle 1950's and over the years has been modified. The layout occupies most of the center of a 30 by 50 foot building which was built in 1980. The layout was moved from its previous location on the second floor of a 4 stall garage. We basically run trains with little main line switching. We do not have operating sessions.


Handicap accessible except for restroom; some aisles are narrow.


Single track mainline with passing sidings. Freight and passenger operation.



Size of Railroad: 

50' x 30'; walk-aound island with peninsulas.


Open. This is a club layout.


Track: 100%; Scenery: 100%; Electrical: 100%.

Control System: 

DC with automatic block control.