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Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers

Founded in 1995, the group numbers about 50 members, but well over 100 individuals have contributed to construction. The railroad represents Tacoma, WA railroading in the 1950's. The 20' by 85' exhibit area provides a compressed view of local landmarks from Tacoma's Asarco Tunnel to Stampede Pass, and includes trackage and equipment from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Union Pacific and Milwaukee Road railroads. In addition to being a public display, the model is used as an operating forum for PSMRE members and guests.

Museum admission is normally required to view the layout, but admission is free for the special Thursday evening op session. Paid parking is available at the museum. A video presentation on the layout (including cab ride!) can be found here.

Basic information:
A. Scale: HO
B. DC or DCC: Digitrax wireless
C. Dispatching/control method: TT&TO, radios
D. Car control: Car cards
E. Mainline: 300'+, and 100' of industry
F. Room size: 20x85
G. Percent sceniced: 100%
H. Handicap accessibility: No, and duckunders are used during operations
I. Maximum number of guest operators: 8

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