Jack Simpson's Hoosier Line
Jack Simpson's 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.
The photographs on this page were taken with the room lights "on" . . . but the entire layout includes lighting in the buildings and along streets. So, night operations are popular on this layout. The DDC also allows for many sounds, including horns on both steam and diesel units.