Scale:  HO

Era:  Early '60s

Key Features:

  • Represents the “K”-Line running from St. Louis to Hannibal Missouri
  • Single track double deck layout with passing sidings.
  • Main line Industries include, two cements plants, quarry, a power plant, paper plant and an armaments plant. 
  • Branch interchanges with the GM&O and Wabash Railroads
  • The main line is 425 feet and the branch line is 75 feet
  • There are 2 staging yards; 10 track St. Louis/Kansas City and 8 track North of Hannibal serving as Burlington, IA, St. Joe, MO., Galesburg and Chicago
  • Digitrax radio control throttles
  • Car Card and waybills
  • Maps allow crews pinpoint their location
  • FRS radios are used for communications between train crews and the Dispatcher for verbal track warrants
  • 10 Operators: Hannibal Yardmaster, Old Monroe Yardmaster, Portland Cement, Portland Quarry and International Paper crew, 3 locals, a coal train serving Union Electric and Portland Cement and 4 road crews (+Dispatcher)


  • 50% complete
  • Painted backdrop

Began construction: 2004      Operating Sessions Started:  2007

Owner:  Hank Kraichely

Pets: Hank has no pets

Accessibility:  Basement layout with only stair access

Other Notes:  Located on a busy street. Parking on side street, same side of street 2 houses to east or across and to the west

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