and Western
Railway Company

Cincinnati & Western | A scenery module waits for its slot in the layout.Norm Courtney Photo
Ray Persing - Modeler
The Cincinnati and Western is a coal-hauler set in Eastern Kentucky in the late 1950's. The railroad occupies a 14 by 30 foot basement room, with staging planned for the adjacent workshop (a possible future expansion area). The layout has been under construction since the fall of 2002. We've speeded up construction by using portions of the previous layout and semi-regular work sessions. The layout is supported by 1x4 open grid framing and uses extruded foam for the remainder of the track support and scenery. There are a number of award-winning models, including structures, locomotives and rolling stock, on the railroad. The layout is running now under conventional DC, but the wiring is DCC standard. I have some DCC equipment stockpiled, and I'm hoping to start the conversion to a mixed DC/DCC control scheme soon. At some point, the layout will be converted to entirely DCC. Trains are running and scenery has been started, with a goal of completing all track work and basic scenery by March 2005. This is a good chance to see a large layout in the formative stages, with all phases of construction ongoing.
These photos were taken in the Fall of 2003.


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