Santa Fe Emporia Subdivision National Model Railroad Association

Brush Creek and Western - Club Layout

The Greater Kansas City Model Railroad Club, Inc has been in existence for 47 years. The club has been located in several locations over the years, prior to it’s current location it was located on the sixth floor of the historic Union Station.

Members of the club were instrumental in the building of the 16 inch gauge Kansas City Northern Railroad. When the KCNRR’s building was in the design stages, a portion was set aside for the model railroad club.

The club’s railroad is the Brush Creek and Western, a factious bridge route. The railroad has three levels with the lower level having staging tracks along the perimeter and under two peninsulas. Access to the middle and top levels are through two helixes. The tallest is double mainline with four 26’ center sidings and is 72” inches tall. The railroad is completely signaled with the CTC machine located in the shared office space.

During the past 18 months the operating system was upgraded from CTC-80 to NCE DCC. The main and secondary yard use tethered throttles and mainline trains use radio throttles. Hand held radios are used for communications.

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