Chelsea Milling Company Home of Jiffy Mix

Looking for a prototype industry straddling a main line, try Chelsea Milling Company. Located in Chelsea Michigan, the company produces Jiffy brand mixes since the 1930s. Jiffy was created as the first prepared baking mix in the United States. The company has been family owned and operated since it was…

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Layout Spotlight – Will County Model Railroad Association (WCMRRA)

On a recent trip to Chicago for business, I managed to get time to visit the Will County Model Railroad Association (WCMRRA). I knew of the club from meeting Chris Herzog at the 2012 National Train Show in Grand Rapids Michigan. The WCMRRA has recently acquired new space in downtown…

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A closer look at the apron and switch lead shows the seperation from the rest of yard. A connection to the other yard was available much farther down the switch lead.

Free-mo Car Float Module Design

Since I did the first article, Free-mo Module Concepts – Rail-Marine back in August 2013, I have been toying with plans for a Free-mo module set loosely based on the N&W Detroit river operations of the 1970’s. The original N&W yard was located in Detroit adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge…

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Free-mo Module Concepts – Rail-Marine

In 2011/12 I built my first Free-mo modules and joined the SE Michigan Free-mo group at the 2012 National Train Show (NTS) in Grand Rapids Michigan. We had modules from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Massachusetts. With the large number of Free-mo modelers who came together to at NTS, we were able…

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