2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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AL01 Santa Cruz Bay Click to Order
Friday Afternoon July 1 $30.00 Dep 12:30 PM Ret 5:30 PM
Santa Cruz Bay area. There is also a self-guided tour to these layouts and more, see SAL01.

Advance Section registration is required to attend any of the Advance Section events.

HO HOn3 California Central Club California Central Lines
500 sq ft Scenery: 100% Digitrax Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
An HO and HOn3 club layout located in the old Agnew depot, which was built for the South Pacific Coast Railroad. The club runs steam through diesel, and dispatching is done differently according to era. The 1,000 feet of track represents California connections to the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and East. There is a small narrow gauge section. The layout has been featured in Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman.
HO Guy Cantwell Willoughby Line
13' X 22' Double Deck Scenery: 80% rough, 10% detailed CVP Easy DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s) http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/7495
Double deck proto-lanced railroad depicting West Coast steam in the 1950's. Scenes are taken from the Sierra, Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Hetch-Hetchy and Yosemite Valley railroads. OPs based trackplan with inventive staging and helix design. Equipment features many super detailed and weathered rolling stock. Hardshell is 80% complete, overal scenery completion is 10%, Duck under at 60".
HO HOn3 F. John LaBarba Sonora Pacific & Southern Pacific
20' X 20' Scenery: 90% DC Radio Controlled Average house (1-2 steps) http://fjohnlabarba.com/25401.html
HO/HOn3 layout depicting a California narrow gauge railroad interchanging with the Southern Pacific in the 1940's thru 50's. It is a series of scenes, each with its own theme, set apart effectively by scenic dividers. It features very fine rock work and fantastic scenery. There are freelanced depictions of Los Angeles, Westside Lumber, and a gold mine/mill complex. Featured in Railroad Model Craftsman and in Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette.
HO HOn3 Jim Vail MMR Glenwood & Black Creek NG (and Central California Coast SG)
14 X 33 plus side rooms Scenery: 98% DCC and sound Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
The G&BC narrow gauge represents 1/2 of a mountain division. Heavy freight and passenger trains work from and to several staging yards across the 2 1/2% grades over Cumbres pass - most require helpers. In between 8 towns and industries are serviced by peddler freights. There is also a 35 scale mile heavy branch line regularly in use, and a branch and facilities depicting the West Side Lumber Company. The standard gauge loops through the layout and emulates the Southern Pacific. The layout is 98% sceniced.

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