Gary Siegel Open House - October 7 & 8
- For those of you living south of Santa Barbara and planning on heading up to the Central Coast Railroad Festival, Gary Siegel has offered to open his HO and garden railroads to visiting model railroaders.
Gary will be open Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8, from 8:30 to 1:00.
He has an HO scale layout of the L&N that was featured in Model Railroader in April 1996, Rail Model Journal in January and February 2008 and Model Railroad Craftsman in May 2008. His Eastern Kentucky Division models an area of coal mines in the Appalachians in eastern Kentucky and western Virginia. There are interchanges with C&O and N&W. The year is 1971 so both 1st and 2nd generation diesel are the rule. The EK is still running its own passenger trains. Operation is by car card and waybill with control using Easy DCC.
While not an official web site, Richard Barnes has taken some amazing photos of the L&N EK Div and they can be viewed at:
In addition to the HO layout, Gary has been working on a No. 1 scale layout in his back yard. Gary's Southern Pacific Santa Cruz Division is a standard gauge, point-to-point design with a 750 foot mainline from the yards at San Jose to Santa Cruz. There is a 300-foot Boulder Creek branch line out of Felton. All main line and branch line track is in place.
Video Clip on You Tube:
Address: 1143 Camino Viejo, Santa Barbara
Major Cross Streets: Sycamore Canyon & East Valley
Follow driveway to garage. G gauge is through doors to right to rear of home. HO is through door to left of garage door.