Sunday, February 12, 2017

Building the WFS Part 1

(Originally published on the Micro Model Railroad Cartel Blog) 

The Inspiration and Track Plan

The Wetterau Food Services layout is based on a grocery distributor that once existed in the town of Desloge, Missouri.  The structure and tracks still exist, but it is no longer a grocery distributor or receives rail service.  This location is the inspiration for a micro layout I am currently building.  Although the track arrangement is very close to the actual prototype, this layout will not be a faithful model of that prototype.  This location was once served by the Mississippi River & Bonne Terre, Missouri & Illinois, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  Today, the line is owned and operated by Union Pacific.

Reference Photos of the Prototype:
01  02
03  04
04a  05
06  07

 HO Track Plan:

Up Next in Part 2:  Using Foam Core Board For The Layout Sections

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