Our Main Layout has been at the old Clintonville Substationon on Kenyon road in South Elgin for over 65 years. Re-built and upgraded over the years, our layout is DCC with wireless controls. Most (someday all) of our main-line switches have realistic lighted signals with block detection and lockout. Also rare among train clubs, we can set routes, control signals and set switches and from a computer operated dispatcher located above the layout.
Our building is 40ft by 60ft and our layout takes up most of the space. We have a freight yard, passenger station and intermodal yard where members and visitors can set up their trains to run on the layout. There is a long winding ramp (not helix) to move trains between the main level and the smaller upper level.