Large Scale Indoors

An indoor, large-scale Mexican layout

Building the Ferrocarril Minerales de Santa Lucia
By John Franzen
Published: March 24, 2006
The open-air market in the town of Santa Lucia bustles with life.
Photo by Bill Zuback
The layout at a glance

Name: Ferrocarril Minerales de Santa Lucia
Size of railroad: 23' x 9'6"
Scale: 1:24
Gauge: #1
Theme: Mexican narrow gauge
Era: 1940s
Age: Four years
Motive power: DC track power
Length of mainline: 40'
Maximum gradient: 0%
Minimum radius: 2'
Type of track: Aristo-Craft
Structures: Scratchbuilt, one kitbashed Pola kit
Control system: Aristo-Craft R/C Train Engineer
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