7 Scale Miles of Mountains, Bridges Trestles & More!
The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers Train is located on the second floor of the Antique Barn & Train Shop. The train operates over a double-track main line that extends 7 (seven) scale miles long and traverses 65 modules, each individually owned and detailed by club members.
In addition to spectacular scenic features such as mountains, bridges and trestles, there are two main yards and one staging yard with a total capacity of 2000 cars. The track consists of a capacity of 60 engines.
The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers, Inc. (W.A.R.M.) is a membership of people interested in modeling a freelance layout with various styles, techniques and time periods. In their world, you’ll likely see steam locomotives and modern diesels working side by side. Many of the members run locomotives with sound so you will hear the sounds of period motive power. In addition to three diesel shops members also created a scene for servicing the steam locomotives complete with roundhouse, backshop and turntable.
As you walk around following the trains, you’ll see several scenes depicting mountainous terrain with towering trestles, towns, industries, rail yards and passenger stations. The layout features two separate railroads for running trains using an interchange yard concept.
The main line operates more than 65 modules in a single and double track main line configuration that services about half of the industrial customers. Two main yards are operated point-to-point in a North-South direction while branch line is operated in an East-West direction via an interchange yard. During open houses the modelers may run trains in a loop or have an Operating Session. Either way you can expect trains to run in any direction at any time!
The branch line also traverses the entire layout in a point-to-point configuration and serves the other half of the available industries on the layout. It features a high line running down a grade into and through a town just like what you might see in rural America. From here it runs out of town turning into an industrial line servicing an industrial park, steel mill, brewery, tank farm and a power plant’s coal yard with several smaller customers in between. With all this going on, you won’t find trains sitting idle for long.
The Antique Barn & Train Shop
2810 Forest Hills Boulevard
Wilson, NC 27893