Model Train Layout
Model Train Operation
Kids train running will be on Saturday afternoons provided there are enough adult volunteers to supervise and that the kids meet the height requirements. You may run your own DCC train with your own cell phone if you prefer. Adult train running will be on Thursday nights starting about 7PM.
|Adults on Thursday nights - The third Thursday is OPS night
||7:00 - 9:00 PM|
|Saturday Adult Volunteer Train Running begins around 1PM|
|Kids train running will be on Saturday afternoons provided there are enough adult volunteers to supervise and that the kids meet the height requirements. You may run your own DCC train with your own cell phone if you prefer.|
Welcome to K-10's model Trains! Started in 1998, K-10's consists of a public operated 60' by 70' model railroad layout and a hobby shop specializing in model train sales and services. The purpose of the layout is to demonstrate new products and techniques. The layout room includes a dispatcher and observation platform that is handicapped accessible.
The SP operation includes a 15 track yard with an average storage track length of 19'. The SP also serves a large back-in station, an ore dock, and a paper mill.
All three major railroads have an intermodal yard, fruit growers express warehouse, numerous grain elevators, and an interchange track/yard with both of the other railroads. Since the UP and SP are single track main lines with passing sidings, dispatchers are necessary and give instructions via radio to engineers with radio controlled DCC throttles. The engineers are responsible for the operation of their train and positioning of the 415 manual turnouts while the dispatcher is only responsible for proposed train movement and has no switches or buttons on his panel in the balcony until future track signals are installed.
Other features include 110' of hand painted backdrop, both screen wire and Styrofoam scenery, many commercially available buildings doubled or tripled in size, and unique bench work held up by 107 kitchen cabinets. Since the layout is so large, many unusual methods were employed to make trees, create a seamless backdrop, and eliminate shadows.
Also on site is a 6' x 7' O gauge demonstration layout with K-Line, MTH, and Lionel command control.