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Tim Swan's Monon HO Layout

Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society Member Tim Swan has been working on his home layout for many years. An avid modeler, Tim is recreating the area in and around Bedford, Indiana. As you can see from the pictures, his layout is progressing very well. Keep up the great work Tim and sharing with others through you pictures.






















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Tim's Layout. Architect Mike Aufderheide drew it up for me based on my crudely penciled sketches. That was back in March 2002. Lots of minor changes since then, but nothing major. Click on image to see full size.


Tim checking out operations at the Bedford depot and freight depot area on his layout.

The pictures below were recently sent to the Webmaster. Since the collection of photos from Tim's layout is growing, we decided to give Tim and his layout his own page.


Left: Street running on J Street. F3 64 pulling a local freight. Right: More of the train as it passes. Below Left: Getting towards the end. Below Right: And naturally the caboose brings up the end.




Left: Shot of the end of the train. Right: Another shot as it moves north.



Some of these pictures were posted a while back on the List Serve. Here is some excellent modeling work by Tim Swan of the Bedford depot on his home layout. Left: Bedford Depot. Right: Another view of the Depot. This view would be from the northwest.


Left: Looking down J Street in Bedford. This view is looking north along J Street. Right: In this pictures, you would be looking to the west at 17th Street in Bedford. Great work Tim. Look forward to updated pictures as the layout progresses.


Left and Right: Two shots of the new Atlas H15-44's on his home layout.



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Left: RS2 #21 in yellow/ black livery near the depot. Right: Pluto Water refers sit at the Beford freight house.


Left: Local freight passing the depot. Right: Another look at the local passing the depot with H15-44 #46 in the lead.


Left: Tank cars pass the depot. Right: Monon "High Speed Merchandise" box car towards the end of the local.


Left: Bay window caboose on the end of the local. Right: Water tower and street scene.


Left and Right: Scenes showing Epie's, a burger joint at the north end of the street-running. Epies, at 13th and J, was so close to the track it was wiped out by another southward freight in the fifties.


Left: One more look at Epie's burger joint. Right: Looking at the depot and freight house area.


Left and Right: These are of a southward freight on J Street.


Left and Right: Action through the courthouse square.


























Left: Caboose C-302. Right: Local 41 blowing for a country crossing.


Left: Local 41 crossing highway. Right: Murdock from the north.


Left: Murdock from the south. Right: Furst Mill.


Left: Furst Mill. Right: Furst Mill.

Left: Furst Mill lead.


Left: Furst Mill switching. Right: Telegraphers shack at Murdock.


Left: Pleasant Run bridge. Right: Southbound freight approaches Bedford.


Left: Southbound approaching Milwaukee Road trestle. Right: Southbound clearing crossing.


Left: Clearing the Milwaukee trestle. Right: Southbound at county road crossing.


Left: Southbound crossing county road. Right: Southbound exiting the KK cut.


Left: Southbound passing old Brooks Mill. Right: Southbound approaching Bedford.


Left: Southbound approaching Bedford. Right: Southbound three unit freight.



Thanks for sharing Tim.



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