The TC4 runs from the east on the Pennsylvania and from the west on the Great Northern and Burlington into Chicago. Trains are switched out and reassembled to run outbound from Chicago. The TC4 also has several industries to switch out along with locals. One will find both freight and passenger trains on this layout.
Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
Pennsylvania, Belt Railroad of Chicago, Burlington. Great Northern
This railroad runs from Pennsylvania through Chicago and on to Montana.
This is set in 1967 so I have first and secong generation diesel.
Style of Track Plan
44 lower and 58 upper level."
For scenery, I use typical styrofoam build-ups and then drape with plaster cloth.
Backdrops are made from various mediums: drywall, cement wall, rolled steel and more.
DCC - Digitrax
Car Forwarding System
From Malfunction Junction, head north on I-85. Proceed to exit 154. (Just past Commerce, GA.) go up ramp and turn left over interstate on Route 63 (aka-Martin Bridge Road). Go about four miles and turn left onto East Coker Road. Go about one-half mile and see "371" mailbox on left. Turn into gravel road here. Go about 150 feet and fork left onto asphalt and go up hill. Best to park in the upper field toward the left.
There are two sets of steps to manipulate. This is not wheelchair accessable.