info needed FEC Railroad

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by dmb3006, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. dmb3006

    dmb3006 Member

    My beloved NYC HO layout is scraped and all locomotives and cars sold.We have relocated from the Syracuse NY area to Port Orange Florida near Daytona Beach.I now live in a retirement mobile home park no space for a model RR.There is a very active RR Xing 1/4 mile from the house at night I hear trains blowing for the NOVA road XING about every 20 mins. all night Its fairly active during the day also.I can't believe they run so many trains on a single track.Can anyone tell me where there main yard is? I have not seen any Passenger trains.Took a drive over to Sanford see the Auto Train station.I went to Deland FL. to see the Amtrak station.Coming from NYC RR land I am pleased to see a railroad operation.However I know nothing about the FEC.
  2. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Some good links Kurt.:thumb:
  4. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    David - do yourself a favour and look at It isn't the FEC, but it is set in Florida. I think its one of my favorite model railroads - just wish I had the space. I do have a trackplan worked out for 84"x18" in HO that is based on it. If you went to N it would fit in 48" x 12", and you must have room for that
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  5. maitlandofyulee

    maitlandofyulee New Member

    One yard is in Miami and the other is at Jacksonville. The Jacksonville one is somewhere off of US1. The FEC follows US1.
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Is the mobile home park for retirees only, or does it just happen to be populated by retirees? I'm wondering if they might have a community space at the park where a model rr club could set up and operate? There might be a modular club in your area where you could build a 2 x 4 foot module and participate with other modelers. I also wonder if there might be a club nearby that you could join? Just a few ideas for you to consider. If there is no club in your area, is there a bulliten board at some sort of comunity center in the trailer park where you could post a notice? You might want to see if there are others who are interested in trains who would want to start a modular club.
  7. dmb3006

    dmb3006 Member

    Thank you all for the responce.I do live in a retirement park.The nearest Model RR club is in flagler county north of Volusia county where we live Those were great FEC sites I saw more than 15 trains today

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