Bob and Karin Gerald’s Milwaukee Road

Bob and Karin Gerald’s Milwaukee Road is a multilevel N scale layout recreating the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad’s mainline through Northern Idaho in 1955.  All the locations on the layout are actual stations on the line, but only St. Maries and Avery are reasonable recreations of the locations with some selective compression.  All the other locations have had many industries added to enhance the play value during operating sessions.  The layout occupies two rooms, the main room is 17 by 12 feet and the other is 11 by 12.  The scenery is 75% complete with over 2 thousand homemade pine trees filling the mountain sides.  There is a fully functional ABS signal system controlled by BOD-8 detectors and a homemade signal driver board.