Southern Calif. Layout Tour
- For group members living in Southern California, the Yahoo group
Model Railroads of Southern California has a free layout tour
scheduled for Saturday, February 2, in the Fontana-Alta Loma area.
Five home layouts will be featured on this tour, including two with
significant citrus modeling elements:
George Thomas- The Santa Lucia Division is a meticulously detailed
railroad that evokes an imagery of various scenes on the Southern
Pacific in Southern California during the mid-1950s. One is reminded
of Tehachapi, SP's Coast Lines, the citrus growing regions and the
towns, cities and industries of that era. The railroad is a two-level
design with a three percent ruling grade, sweeping curves, long
tunnels, tall bridges, realistic backdrops and generous staging
yards. A small Pacific Electric section complements the overall
Southern Pacific theme.
Bob Russell- This N scale layout is home to both the Southern Pacific
& Santa Fe Railroads. The time period is the late 1940s so steam
rules with SP's Owl and Lark trains pulled by GS-4 and AC-12 steam
power. Also making daily stops at the Santa Mesa Depot behind
Warbonnet F units and PAs are the Santa Fe's Grand Canyon and Chief.
AC-12 4294 & MK-6 3269 handle the bulk of the mainline freight duty
and can be seen pulling long strings of PFE cars or mixed freight.
The layout is operated by a Digitrax Big Boy DCC system.
The details for this free tour are available now the Model Railroads
of Southern California Yahoo site at:
In that group's Files Section is folder titled "Layout Tour No. 9".
In this folder are Microsoft Word files containing schedules, layout
descriptions, hours of operation, maps and directions. Download these
files for your personal use only. To protect the privacy and security
of the layout owners, please to not distribute these files to others.
This event is open only to members of the group, their families and
friends, and persons invited by me. This tour is not a public event.
If you have trouble opening the files the problem is in your PC,
network or Internet provider. Please do not ask for computer help on
this site. And please do not ask me to send you these files as my
time is too limited to respond to individual requests.
Persons taking this tour assume all risks and liability for their
personal safety. Although I am the Moderator of this group, I am not
responsible for personal loss or injury to those taking this tour.
Be sure to check the Files Section and the group website the day
before the tour to see if any changes to the schedule or layout
lineup have occurred.
I hope to see many of you on this tour. If you cannot make this tour,
more tours are being planned.
Model Railroads of Southern California
If you live in Southern California a layout tour featuring several model railroads with prominent citrus industry elements will take place on September 20 and 21 in an area running across northern Orange County and out to Corona.
The tour will be presented by my other Yahoo group, Model Railroads of Southern California
The tour will be self-guided and free. So far, twelve layouts are scheduled for this tour. The list of layouts and schedule is being finalized and should be available in about a week.
Stay tuned for details.