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

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AL21 Northwest Bay N Layouts and Disney Museum Click to Order
Sunday All Day July 3 $40.00 Dep 8:00 AM Ret 3:00 PM
This tour is a layout tour with a bonus stop at the Walt Disney Family museum (same as tour AG21). Please do not sign up for both AG21 and AL21 -- they are the same tour!

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the real story of Walt Disney, the man, his work, his legacy of entertainment and love of trains. The Museum is located in the historically preserved Presidio of San Francisco, a former U.S. Army base and now a National Park. The galleries are rooted in an architecturally preserved 19th century barracks. Early animation techniques are shown and historic equipment for movie making is on display. See http://disney.go.com/disneyatoz/familymuseum/.

On the way to the Disney Museum the tour will visit three N scale layouts, one of which was featured on the cover of the June 2011 Model Railroader Magazine. After the Museum we will head for the Oakland Amtrak station for those taking the train to Sacramento. The bus will then continue back to the Newark/Fremont Hilton Hotel.

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

N Jim Bainbridge Livingstone, CA
11' x 14' L-shaped Scenery: 90% Digitrax DCC with Railroad & Co Automation Not handicapped accessible
A modern N scale layout representing a small piece of central California between Stockton and Fresno. This is a freelanced "L" shaped layout that has been built using Kato Unitrack and with completed scenery and structures representing modern America. There is a single mainline with operation opportunities and two staging areas with four tracks each. The layout is fully automated using Digitrax DCC hardware and Railroad & Co. software.
N John & Cindy Petrovitz SP and State Belt
13 x 23 Scenery: 90% DC Accessibility unknown/not entered
The SP and State Belt railroads run along San Francisco's waterfront around the walls of the room. The central peninsula has the NWP with Petaluma, Tiburon and Healdsburg on one side and the Eel River canyon on the other. In San Francisco, Market St has a cable car and the Ferry Building is busy receiving passengers from the PCC's. The State Belt runs along the Embarcadero below Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. The SP at 3rd and Townsend receives the Daylight and Lark plus many commuters. The WP and AT&SF have limited trackage as well. Scenery is about 90% complete on the mid 50's to early 60's layout.
N Mike Blumensaadt Santa Alicia, Harrytown and Pacific Railroad
36ft. X 3-4 ft. with 3ft. X 4ft. peninsula Scenery: 85% DCC No hazards X2011W Facebook Gallery">X2011W Facebook Gallery
The layout is set in western United States depicting the steam to diesel transition era of 1948-1960. Mike's main interest is the streamlined passenger trains of the SP, UP, ATSF and WP. The layout is a freelanced design, with continuous running capability. There is a small yard at one end and a staging and passenger yard at the other end with engine servicing facilities on the peninsula near the passenger yard. The track height is 44 to 55 inches and scenery is 85% complete. Mike's layout is featured in the May 2011 issue of Model Railroader.

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