Old Layout

The Housatonic Model Railway Club layout broadly followed what the Housatonic Railroad (which was swallowed by the New Haven around 100 years ago) might have looked like in the 1950′s, had it remained independent.  Mostly sceniced in fall colors, the layout used state-of-the art design, modeling, and operating techniques, with a walk-around plan designed for scenery and operations.  The club implemented Digital Command Control.
On the old layout, operating nights were held most months, sometimes featuring different eras using member equipment.  Construction continued up to getting our notice to leave, both filling in remaining unsceniced patches, and continually improving the railroad’s appearance.

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