Layout Name: Sheridan and Everywhere West

City: Argyle

Scale: HO

Size: 40' x 15'

Jobs: 1 Yardmaster and 4 switch crews.

Car Forwarding: Car cards and Waybills

Operations: Digitrax UT4D throttles. Switches thrown via JMRI and tablets mounted on fascia. All jobs are switching jobs.


The layout is set in northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana. The top level is the Burlington Route from Sheridan, WY to the connection with the Northern Pacific mainline on the Yellowstone River at Huntley, MT and is mostly rural, open spaces. The lower level is where the Burlington has trackage rights over the Northern Pacific from Huntley to the city of Billings the large yard at Laurel.

Major industries served by the railroads in 1967 are coal mines, sugar beet factories, oil refineries, a meat packing plant, steel fabrication, flour mills, grain elevators and agriculture.

Construction began in January 2015 and about 1/3 of the track has been laid. The layout is housed in a 85' x 15' 1895 Texas and Pacific section house moved down the tracks from Roanoke. This is the second layout to be built in the section house.

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