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The Midwest Region 2024 Convention
May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024
South Bend, Indiana

John Hanske's Burlington Southern

John's Burlington Southern line runs from Dunsmuir California to Portland Oregon and then to Spokane, Washington. It is co-owned by the BN and the SP. All mainline turnouts are Dispatcher controlled with the ability of local control for switching. The layout is four levels ranging from 36” to 70” high without the use of a helix . There are a limited number of “sit down” jobs. The layout uses 2 inch pink foam for primary construction, showcasing the different techniques required for this type of construction. A normal operating session runs approximately 46 trains on the timetable with a few extra trains thrown in. There are two major yards and three staging yards. The staging yards hold about 20 trains. Normal train length is limited to 20 cars.
HO Scale with NCE DCC Control.

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