MODEL RAILROAD | OMRA | SPRINGFIELD, MO | WHAT'S NEW

New Rolling Stock!

Thanks to a recent donation, we were able to introduce several new pieces of rolling stock to the layout that will assist us in our era change to the mid 1970's. 

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Whats New On The Railroad?

Much Needed Wiring Upgrades! 

We have been undergoing a new project on the layout. After careful planning we have decided to divide the layout up into  several new power districts, and upgrade the wiring under the railroad. Several new boosters will be installed, not to mention they were designed in house by OMRA member Lance Bradley! This allows for easy troubleshooting and greatly reduces cost. It also opens a gateway to block detection and any future upgrades we may want to add. 

More updates to follow! 

1/9/24 - Assembly and testing begins on the new Booster units designed by OMRA Member Lance Bradley. Each unit holds two boosters. 

1/23/24 - The cutover for the first booster board in Monett was completed and is now undergoing testing. 

2/6/24 - New bus wire and feeders are being installed under the layout in Monett. 

Late Feburary 2024 - Monett has been rewired and now Seligman is getting new feeders and bus wire installed. 

March 2024 - Monett & Seligman have been completed and are running smoothly!

April 2024 - Fort Smith is the next area getting rewired and hooked up to the new boosters.