Sig Fleischmann's Midwest Central RR
Photos by David Held, March, 1989

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Sig's Hi-Rail Midwest Central
was built in the upper level of
his detached garage.
Photo (left) shows the
extensive engine facility,
including a turntable, and the
main line on the South end
of the layout.

 

 

 

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A closer view of the turntable shows an American Flyer Pacific being sent out on a run.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arial view of the North end of the layout. The entrance was below the layout shelf on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Midwest Central was a pioneer in its day using Flyer Motive Power on Hi-Rail track and turmouts.

Mainline track was code 172 rail laid on over 6000 hand cut wood ties.

 

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Open frog turnouts were scratch built from rail and
precut ties. Steam engines
were American Flyer models with new DC motors added
for superior performance.

 

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American Flyer Diesels were also regeared for better performance. New American Models diesels completed the locomotive roster.

 

 

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Sig explaning operations of the of the Midwest Central.

He loves those volt & amp meters!