Hi everyone, Introducing my screen name's namesake railroad. The Central States and Western Railroad is fictional and loosely modeled after a shortline in the Ozark's. Statistics Main line: Single track Operations: Point-to-point or continuous Industries: Grain, small factories, Class I interchange, tourism Space: 12' x 9' Construction: Single level, sectional, foam on hardboard Electrical: DCC Primary Cities: Romeoville, Newton, TBD Description The Central States and Western runs on a segment of the old Rock Island approximately 30 miles in length. CS&WRR interchanges with a class I at Romeoville (I've yet to think of which line). The main yard is in another large city (I have yet to name). The layout is built in a basement room with finishes, walls, and a ceiling. It doesn't get AC in summer but I try to control the humidity. It's built in 3' x 3' segments that are not interchangeable. You're joining me in this project at the two and a half year mark. Let's take a quick tour! Tour Newton by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:46 PM Starting off in the N/W corner is Netwon. Newton has 5 online industries right now and might have a 6th. There is one spur that is incomplete. McVicker Tool & Die by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:49 PM My most recent work was "ballasting" the track here. McVicker Tool and Die occasionally gets supplies but their track is so worn down it's any wonder the railcars stay on! Newton, Ashland Chemical by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:47 PM Here's a better shot. The overpass is my attempt to spilt up the scenes a bit more considering I have limited space. Romeoville Bridge by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:47 PM To allow continuous operations, I have a bridge. Normally it's down but it rises if you choose not to duck under. This will also add more interest in operations. Romeoville by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM Romeoville has just been started. I only have space for one industry, a scrap yard. Romeovile tracks by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:49 PM The pair of tracks for that is seen here. There's also an interchange with a Class I here, that track runs behind the scenery. The track in the foreground will lead into the other room where the main rail yard will be. This is now the S/W corner of the room. Mountain under construction by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Jan 29, 2019 at 6:48 PM The mountain takes up nearly two sections and the entire S/E corner. Newton-grain by CentralStatesandWesternRR posted Dec 28, 2018 at 1:48 PM The grain silos are the most complete scene and bring us nearly all the way around. The N/W corner contains a lumber yard and factory. I'll have more pics of them later. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I'll continue to keep updating this.