Over the years, I have spent a lot of time making videos of the fecNtrak n scale modular railroad layout and flying my drone over the actual Florida East Coast Railway. I decided it was time to bring the two together, resulting in this drone video chasing trains on the layout.
I follow two trains on their journey on the layout in this video. I start with train 105 which ran the length of the railroad from Jacksonville’s Bowden Yard to Miami’s Hialeah Yard. The second train is unit train 336 bringing a loaded rock train from Medley in Miami to the Cemex City Point plant in Cocoa.
FecNtrak is the Florida East Coast Railway Society’s traveling N scale modular layout that prototypically models the Florida East Coast Railway and Brightline. The layout’s modules are privately owned by society members and are typically only set up 3-4 times in a typical year. Originally designed around the oNetrak standards, the layout has evolved over time to have its own standards and is no longer compatible with outside modules. With members spread out around Florida, this is not a typical club and there are no regular meetings.
The layout featured 95% of the modules that could be part of the layout with a mainline totaling over 200ft long. Highlights include Bowden Yard, the New Smyrna Beach Locomotive Shops, Titusville Auto Ramp, City Point, Cocoa Yard, Bonaventure, Jupiter Drawbridge, the West Palm Beach Brightline Station, Hialeah Yard, Medley, the Port of Miami, and Brightline’s MiamiCentral Station.
For more information on the Florida East Coast Railway Society, visit FECRS.com
To stay up to date with the fecNtrak layout, visit it’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fecNtrak
Thumbnail picture of the drone is courtesy of Honestware: e