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Floorplan

Brown = HO scale double decker

Pink - N scale DCC

Green - Lionel

Orange S scale

Blue - Kids layout

Dark green - N scale DC

Other areas for railroad antiques

To see photos and descriptions of the old layout, click here

The original Sheboygan & Western developed into one of the largest and advanced model railroads in the Midwest, employing state of the art technology. Additional features were continually being added. That layout has been dismantled very carefully, preserving as much as was possible. Fortunately we have lots of photos to remember it by. Seven layouts with many of the same features have risen from the ashes. The HO layout is double decker with a Helix. Currently under construction are 7 layouts all together in 6 different scales.

To see sone photos of the new layouts Click here

  
Photos and text on this site are 1977 - 2017 Sheboygan Society Of Scale Model Railroad Engineers, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2017  

Scale: HO, N, O, S, G, & Z

Size: 34 X 41 feet - Walk in design

Theme: Appalachia to West Coast

Period: Steam to Modern

Track height: 36" to 58"

Aisle space 48" minimum

Bench work: L girder & Sievers

Roadbed: Homasote on "  plywood on HO, 1/2" plywood on N scale layouts with cork or foam roadbed

Track: Atlas code 100 and Micro Engineering code 70 & 83. Code 55 on N scale

Minimum curve radius: 50" on mainlines, 36" in industrial areas. Down to 15" radius on N scale, 9" on Z scale

Length of mainline runs: up to 1650ft

Maximum grade: 1.5% on Mainlines, 2.5% on branches, 1.5% in Helix

Scenery construction:  hard-shell, foam core, & screen wire with plaster

Control: Digitrax DCC on HO scale layout. Four boosters with a number of sub-districts.  Computer dispatch center which also controls APB signaling and automatic train operation. More than 50 signals around the layouts.  Other layouts use conventional power. HO layout is divided into 84 detection zones for use with Railroad & Co. software.

Continuous automatic loop operation for open houses - point to point operation during sessions.

Locomotives: 150+ steam and diesel, from early 1900s to present.

Rolling Stock: 1000+ passenger and freight cars, various eras, most owned by the Society. Metal wheelsets on all.

 

"ON THE GO"