Welcome to Polk Station Rail, Model Railroad Club's Website.
Here is a little information about us:
Polk Station Rail is located at the Rickreall Grange (upstairs), 280 Main St. (99W) in Rickreall, Oregon.
We occupy a 33 by 32 foot area, modeling a freelance design that is non-era specific in HO scale Standard gauge. We will have a small section of HO narrow gauge and dual gauge track which is currently under contruction.
Some highlights are a port facility (still under design), logging, mining, and some small towns. We intend to do some operations activities, but mostly we just run trains.
The layout is operational, although several parts are under construction and/or being expanded. We have recently begun expansion into a second room where we will have a large portion of two levels of track.
We utilize a Digitrax Command Control system with both simplex and duplex throttles for train control.
Polk Station Rail was established in 1993 in Dallas, Oregon. In December 2005, the club's headquarters and layout were relocated to their present location at the Grange hall in Rickreall, Oregon. Remodeling of the room to accommodate the layout took place in 2005 and 2006, and the rebuilding of the layout in its new location began in 2007. While the layout is operationally complete, scenery construction is ongoing and improvements are made as needs arise.
We have also began construction into the second room where we will have two levels of track. This construction just began in January 2016.