The Layout of the Month photo for November 2007 is from Frank
Tepedino's UP, SP, SF & Pennsy Railroad in San Diego. Frank has an HO
layout designed for big trains and continuous running on long stretches
of straight track and wide, sweeping curves. The layout is housed in
its own 25' x 25' special room built above his garage. The era is 1930
to 1950 so there are lots of UP Challengers and Big Boys along with
some diesels. Other roads represented are Southern Pacific, Santa Fe
and PRR. A recently added upper deck features four mainlines for
additional running. Wiring is conventional DC block control.
This layout will be one of 120-plus home and club layouts featured on
the 2008 NMRA National Convention tour next July.