Welcome to the web site of the MMRC! We hope you will be able to see what we're doing in supporting the hobby of model railroading.
If you're ever in the area, stop by for a visit!
MMRC photo gallery - including club and member layouts.
MMRC’s main project effort currently is to continue building the layout, bringing it to maturity. The layout uses open grid and L-girder construction. The modified U-shape of the table provides an efficient fit in the 13’ by 14’ room. Outer-edge length of the table is 37 feet. The layout consists of approximately 175 feet of code 100 HO-scale track arranged in a single-track overlapping dog-bone pattern with two passing sidings, industrial spurs, a branch line with reversing loop, and a small yard, providing a variety of train operations. The two loops of the dog-bone are the main line tracks with minimum curve radius of 24 inches. The curve radius gives us the flexibility to run both large and small locomotives. With the two added remote control sockets, there is room for three operators to run simultaneously. Track plan consists of 18 or more turnouts and a double crossover. Track wiring is DCC with three power districts. The track can be switched to DC with a single switch. The basic theme of the layout is latter 20th century East Tennessee, which gives us plausibility for using both diesel and steam locomotives, and with the “excursion train service“ built into the story, both freight and passenger trains can be run. Currently we have 10 operational locomotives, both DC and DCC. We are now inventorying our passenger cars and rolling stock.
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FACTOID: CSX Corp. operates more than 21,000 miles of track in 23 Eastern states and two Canadian provinces.
Keep track of what's happening with the come-back of Norfolk & Western Class J no. 611 at this website: www.fireup611.org.
Our thanks always for the fine working relationship we have with the BCHM!
Here is a WBIR spot video on the Maryville Model Railroad Club, filmed in January 2013: video
UP Big Boy 4014 now patiently awaits construction of a spur to allow movement onto UP rails later this month. Then, the 4-8-8-4 will be hauled to the Cheyenne Shops for a major overhaul and eventual return to operating condition:
Now this to me looks like a section of flextrack. I guess model rail- roaders are not the only ones who use it. Anyone care to comment?
2014 Model Train Show March 15th and 16th, 2014, Atlanta, GA
From the annual Snow Sculpture contest in Breckenridge, Colorado.