Decatur

Shane Lambert   May 1st, 2015   No Comments on Decatur
Module Details
Type
Double Track
Owner
Shane Lambert
Status
Updating
Operational by
March, 2018
Size
25 feet by 30 inches
MSS Status
Cascade In Planning
Industries
5 with 30 spots

Decatur was purchased (or rather rescued) from a member of the Minnesota Free-mo group and is temporarily out of service while I make some much needed repairs and upgrades. Please see the news articles below for the progress on the rebuilding of this module.

Industry Information

Decatur has a number of industries including:

  • Heinkel’s Packing: Shipping meat products in insulated and refrigerated cars.
  • Decatur Herald & Review: Receiving newsprint in double door box cars.
  • Prairie Farms: Receiving grain in covered hoppers, corn syrup in tank cars, and shipping product in insulated box cars.

Track Diagram

Download Cad Drawing

Progress on Decatur

   November, 25th, 2015  

After the setup at Sioux Falls this past weekend, I realized that all of my modules need at least something to make them look better, and something to make them easier to transport and set up. So first let me give you a run down of the modules slated for updates this coming winter, then I will share some information… Read more »

   November, 25th, 2015  

It has been a few days since we dismantled the monster layout in Sioux Falls, SD last weekend, and I have taken some time to decompress. It has also been quite a while since I did a train show report, so consider this the first of hopefully many. I hope to document the history of Free-mo in the Midwest. First,… Read more »

   May, 1st, 2015  

I realized that one of the first things I need to do when updating this web site is make sure it has accurate information. Up until yesterday, the site only listed 4 of our modules – but we have 11. So I have added all of them to our Modules list, including the newly acquired Monster Loop. Right now most… Read more »

Photos of Decatur

Glory Days


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