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Naptown is the first inlet seen on the layout. Naptown encompasses all three sides of the aisle and a shelf behind it, and partially encompasses the layout above it as part of the town. Many of the industries (as on the rest of the layout) are named after Indianapolis, and the Industrial Complex West Naptown is very evocative of the mill between 10th and Michigan Road and the Zionsville Industrial. Addtionally, part of Downtown Naptown is encircled by the upper-level layout in much the same way the PRR line curves off from Union Station at Pennsylvania Ave, and Naptown itself is a common nickname for Indianapolis. 

Naptown Yard


Located behind the enginehouse is a small stoplight community that, like most towns of its size, ended up swallowed by the growing city of Naptown. Nowadays, there's not much going on in town. The old freightouse was consolidated into Naptown's downtown with the advent of better roads, replaced by a coal dealer. a satillite REA office still lingers in a shopping mall. It is however, owing in part to its location directly behind the roundhouse, a popular spot for work crews to grab lunch at in the Diner. Named after late member JC Ratcliffe, a father figure and good friend to any and all who knew him.

Note: After the 2020 break in, much of the scenery was cut out. A new expanded engine facility will take its place...

Hill scenery by JC Ratcliffe, town layout by JC and Steve Handly, OL King & Sons coal and ramp by Christian Hostetler with minor assistance by Morgan Davis (hand me this... ;)

West Naptown

West Naptown is a long industrial spur coming almost directly off the yard. It's home to General Power & Light, Ball Glass, Van Kamp Hardware, Acme-Evans Mills, Naptown Glove, and RJ Frost Cold Storage to name a few. the stub-ended district provides crews with plenty of switching work and a little excitement, without being hair-wracking. 

Scenery work by Past Members Signage designed by Morgan Davis and Otto Bet
cher. General Power & Light paint designed by Alec Shapiro and Kyle Davis  

Downtown Naptown

Downtown Naptown sits on the U-turn at the bottom of the aisle. The Passenger station is nestled down here, adjacent to the Railway Express Agency transload facility. There's not much for switching beyond an Icing track and the Freight House, but plenty of scenery to take in. 

The most dominating feature Naptown however is probably the wye junction with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Lockwood Junction is frequently used for diesel consist turning. The track does come out in LaSalle, but primarily is used for loop displays during Open-Houses.  

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