Jack Simpson's Monon Line

The Monon Line is a beautiful layout, covering an area of 24' x 38' in his basement. The layout height is 42". Track is Atlas Code 83, and the mainline is approximately 120' in length. The layout includes a fully-functional signal system; the mass of wires shown below are part of the miles of wiring to achieve this level of realistic operation. Many familiar locations and facilities are included on the layout, just like were found on the mainline running from Layafette to Bloomington during the 1950s-1960s. Names of central and southern Indiana locations are noted around the layout. Jack recently added a large yard and reverse loop. Jack's layout was April 2016 issue of Model Railroader magazine.

You can see a video tour of Jack's layout here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3q4ATyPxic

Last Updated on 5/18/2022