• Based upon the Big Four Division of the New York Central R.R. from Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Indianapolis, Indiana. Set in Sep. 1954.
• Towns include Bellefontaine, Muncie, Anderson and Indianapolis.
• Built on wooden bench work with plywood, Homosote and cork roadbed.
• The scale of the railroad is called “G” and it is 1/29 scale. It is also called “Large Scale”.
• ARISTOCRAFT and USA Trains built most of the locomotives and rolling stock.
• Many of the buildings came from kits that Noel modified and painted.
• Noel weathered most of the steam engines and some of the freight cars.
• Noel built the roundhouse from scratch.
• Railroad started in 1996 and still working on it. Needs to landscape and wire lights.
• Backdrop painted by Roger Fallon, graphic artist. He worked about 13 months of weekends to complete it.

Things to look for!

• Be sure to check out all of the automobiles and trucks. They are a collection in themselves.
• Be sure to look inside the roundhouse and the switch tower.
• Try to find the two things on the layout that would not have been there in Sep 1954. The 1955 automobiles would have been on the street in that month.
• Find the mayor of Anderson with his wife and newborn baby daughter.
• Find the secretary doing her filing.
• Do you see “the Fonz”?