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Details on Mike Wise’s Sugar Creek Valley Model Railroad

Photos by Richard Schumacher

Mike Wise’s completely sceniced HO scale model railroad is a walk in loop to loop, single track main, point to point switching district design with a 78-foot mainline run. This freelance layout, set in St. Louis in 1966, features highly detailed city and industrial areas filled with cars, trucks and people with a large “Anheuser Busch” brewery made from DPM wall sections. Control uses MRC & GML remote walk around throttles and cab controls with monthly operating sessions using train order/switch lists handwritten on GM&O forms. Mike’s layout was on tour during our 2013 Annual Train Show. These photos were taken during the tour. See the other photo gallery of this layout.

Richard Schumacher is the webmaster and models the transition-era Saint Louis Southern in HO scale. He is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Email