Tour the Milwaukee "N" Southeastern Model Railroad Club

Welcome to the MNSE,   The only N-scale club in the Milwaukee Area with a Permanent Home Layout. 

Lets Tour the Layout

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Prott Yard - Main Inbound/Outbound Yard on the Layout. 
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Control Panel for Prott Yard - When DCC is not in Use
Don't Worry New Members are given instructions on its use.
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Heading Eastbound out of Prott Yard is Ball Brewery, Being in Milwaukee, WI a Brewery was just something that had to be. 
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East after Ball Brewery is Glenfield.  With a Passenger Station and Express platform this is a busy place for Priority Freight and People.
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Petroleum Products are produced and shipped out of Mortl Oil
Off the Mainline at Ball Brewery is the Port Branch of the MNSE. This Branch serves several industries with some street running.  Also a very busy port with container facilities and a large grain elevator.  As can be seen large lake boats visit the port. 
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A Liftbridge allows access to the Port. 
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Coming out the City/Port Area trains encounter the rolling hills of the Moraines cut out by Glaciers.  And our version of Holy Hill. 
Just past Holy Hill is Junction.  The MNSE connection to the outside world.  Here is a diamond interchange with our favorite railroad that night.  Also several interchange tracks. 
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Just around the curve from Junction is RAM Manufacturing and the largest industrial customer on the MNSE, Matteford Paper.  Matteford Paper building are all scratchbuilt by an MNSE member.  It includes all building and facilities needed for the production of paper products. 

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Here is power for the MNSE.  The Power Plant recieves loaded coal trains and sends the empties back to the mines. 
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In the shadow of the Power Plant is the town of Baresville. 
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Baresville has a busy Main Street.  The School Bus and County Truck are from MakeMyModels.COM.  They were painted by a club member.  They come undecorated. 
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Baresville's industrial base includes a Lumber Mill
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A Cement Plant is just east of the Lumber Mill

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A large curved trestle is just east of the Baresville.  It still shows some of the scars from a recent mis-hap.  Hulcher was having trouble moving them due to wet conditions. 
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Next is the sleepy town of Prairie.  The main feature is the Babinec grain elevator. 
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Babinec Grain is the main employer at Prairie. 
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Mormax Feed Mill receives a boxcar of goods, also a boxcar on the Team Track by the Prairie Depot. 
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The local slowly enters town to begin the switching operations.
Next is one of the highlights of the Layout - Big City Depot.  This Depot is center of the Big City Metropolis.  One interesting note of this is that this is the HO Scale version of Walthers Depot Kit, not the N-scale one.  It was built and modified by an MNSE club member, who also did all of the work on the trainshed and work on the shipping district just below the depot. 
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One of the first things people see when they enter the club is the sheer rock face that the MNSE runs through, complete with waterfall. 

Well that is pretty much a tour of the MNSE layout.  There are a few more things that will be added shortly.  Every Tuesday night the layout is used by members to run their equipment or club equipment. 

On a 5th Tuesday there is a "structured" running night with train sheets and even a dispatcher sometimes.  Most other Tuesday nights there are suggested themes for running. 

 

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If you are wondering about the names of the cities, towns and industries.  All of the cities, towns and industries bear the names of club members. 

Click Here to see Construction Photos of the MNSE Layout from the beginnings of the layout and the club