• KKL&ME stands for Kristin, Katie, Leah, Morgan and Erica, our granddaughters. The KKL&ME R.R. represents a fictitious narrow gauge railroad set in Indiana in the mid-1930’s.
• There is also a standard gauge interurban line representing the Indiana Railroad, a real interurban line in Indiana in the early 1900’s.
• An interurban is a rail line using streetcar like vehicles that would run between cities. Indiana had the first interurban and the most miles of interurban of any state.
• The railroad is built on a track bed of “crusher fine” stone over a bed of river rock and contained in a raised flowerbed type structure.
• The scale of the railroad is called “G” for “Garden,” and it is 1/20.3 scale. This scale represents narrow gauge in Large Scale.
• Bachmann built the locomotives and passenger cars. Accucraft built the freight cars. Hartland Locomotive Works (HLW) built the interurbans. Noel modified and painted the interurbans to represent the Indiana Railroad.
• The towns include Anderson, Middletown and Muncie.
• Most of the buildings in the towns came from VES Enterprises.
• Starting the railroad in 2002, Noel is still at work and needs to add landscaping and letter the engines and cars for the KKL&ME Railroad.

Things to look for!!

• Be sure to notice the figures. Many are hand painted by Noel.
• Look for the schoolteacher waiting on the platform in Anderson.
• Check out the sawmill.