Layout Open House

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Jerry (Mitch) Michnewicz, MMR's MNYC 
(Mitch's New York Central)

2834 Beverly Hills Dr NE
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 503-8963
See map:  Google Maps

See the MNYC online 

Jerry (Mitch) Michnewicz, MMR is opening his home, giving you an opportunity to visit the MNYC (Mitch's New York Central). From 1957-1960, Mitch was a tower operator for the New York Central.

He has created an HO scale layout that brings back memories of his NYC experience and is typical of industrial suburban Detroit, Michigan. Mainline trackage is 180 feet.  Scenery is 100% complete and packed full of details.

Twenty-six industries provide a lot of action packed freight movements plus The Mercury and Wolverine passenger trains run daily out of the Michigan Central Depot.  Jerry has scratch built signals, switch stands, buildings, rolling stock and have kit bashed many buildings. He uses MRC Prodigy Advance DCC along with four DC power packs, one for each of the four tables for track signals, switch machines, building lights and all other needs.    Airborne over the city of Dearborn, Michigan, my home town, is a bi-plane pulling a banner that actually flies over the South side of the layout.  A full moon (round globe light) provides enough light to allow ceiling lights to be turned off and a night time viewing of  the street lights, building lights, and signals come to life. The backdrop depicts the Detroit River with Lake Freighters docked and others outbound and inbound from the Great Lakes.

Layout height is 53 inches making it difficult for young children or folks in wheel chairs to get a good look. However, all train enthusiast are welcome with an easy and level access to my train room.  The Marietta Daily Journal featured Jerry's layout in October 2017.