(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:
HO Track Plan:
Up Next in Part 2: Using Foam Core Board For The Layout Sections