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

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L450 WEDNESDAY SELF GUIDED TICKET AND DIRECTIONS PACKAGE Click to Order
Wednesday All Day July 6 $4.00 Dep 10:00 AM Ret 10:00 PM
We are offering non-bus alternative layout openings on a daily basis. In general layouts open on bus tours will not be open for self-guided at the same time. Some will not be open for self-guided at any time, and others will only be available as open self-guided. Except for Friday evening tours, tickets are good for the entire day, but individual layouts are only open in the time window indicated by the layout owner. It is your responsibility to be aware of the hours a layout owner is available before leaving for a particular destination.

Directions packages will include a listing of addresses for entry in a GPS or internet maping system, including notations of known system glitches. Pricing for self-guided tours assumes very few people go alone and not everyone requires a directions package. Therefore, two ticket classifcations are available for each daily package; a ticket and directions package and ticket only for additional people in your party. The 50 suffix tours include directions packages and the 51 suffix tours are ticket only.

The owners open for self guided tours on Wednesday are:

Interstate-80 Northeast of Sacramento
Mark Brown 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Dave Houston 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Earl Martin - 10:00 to 2:00 - self guided only
Hugo Solano 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Errol Spangler 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sandy Wilson

Nevada City (CA 49 North of Auburn)
Gordon Briggs
NCNG Historical Project
Kent Williams 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Sonoma County (North of San Francisco)
Verne Alexander 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dave Croshere 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - self guided only
Ron Kaiser 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - self guided only
Ron Learn 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm - self guided only
Angus McDonald
Ed Merrin 11:00am to 5:00 pm
Ernie Simard
Steve Skold 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Inerstate-5 North of Sacramento
Richard Hosmer
Walt Schedler

Interstate 5 South of Sacramento
Steve Cavanaugh noon to 6:00 pm - self guided only
Robert Hoffman 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mike McReynolds noon to 5:00 pm - self guided only
Tom Milam noon to 5:00 pm - self guided only
Dave Stanley 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mariposa, Sonora and Twaine Hart
Paul Claffey 11:00 am to 5:00 pm - self guided only
Tom Davis 11:00 am to 5:00 pm - seld guided only
Steve Hayes
Bob Jakl 11:00 am to 5:00 - self guided only
Ray Price 11:00 am to 5:00 - self guided only
Glenn Sutherland 11:00 am to 5:00 - self guided only
John Zach

HO Mark Brown Southern Pacific Third & Townsend
16 X 10 Scenery: 40% Digitrax DCC No hazards
The Southern Pacific Third and Townsend St. Depot located in San Francisco has been replicated by award-winning SP Prototype Modeler Mark Brown. Mark has replicated the depot, platform tracks, and the Fourth Street tower in his garage. The diorama is almost to scale and features custom double slip switches and crossovers to match SP prototype. All structures built so far are completely scratch built.
HO Dave Houston Southern Pacific Rocklin Sub
55 X 14 Scenery: 100% Digitrax DCC Not handicapped accessible
This fully sceniced "Rocklin Subdivision" layout features a double deck design with reverse loop staging yards at both ends. Soundtraxx Tsunami sound decoders fill the room with realistic prime movers and SP light packages. The layout was designed both for operations and long passenger trains. The impressive passenger terminal is home to many western name trains. Focuses on the transition era. Dave's layout was featured in NMRA Magazine December 2010.
Fn3 Earl and Jody Martin Thunder Valley Narrow Gauge Railway
350 feet Garden Railway Live Steam and Onboard Battery No hazards
Earl and Jody's Thunder Valley Narrow Gauge Railway is an attempt to re-create a small railway built to serve the people and several industries of 1920s to 1930s "Gold Country", California. Being a small railway, locomotives, cars, buildings, industries, and structures are necessarily small and compact. Freight cars are four and eight wheel ore cars, quarry cars, and general freight cars. Passenger business is handled by combines run as mixed trains and a railbus. The railway also runs periodic excursion trains for special occasions. There is also a small excursion railway running through a botanical garden.

Built in FN3 Scale, with about 350 feet of track, the railway uses both live steam and onboard battery powered locomotives, radio controlled. The battery powered locomotives and a railbus also have electronic sound. Track is Llagas Creek code 215 rail, ties, and switches laid on granite "dust" ballast.

As a Garden Railway, most of the railway is outside. There is a town, a saw mill, locomotive facilities, some "whistle stops", and a small stream running to a dam with two gold mines and a quarry on a switchback. Grades on the railway are up to 8%. Trees are "in scale", living Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Cypress, and Rosemary, as well as verbena, and several ground covers. Earl has enjoyed model railroading for more than sixty five years, always modeling small, believable railways that "might have been". So like real railways, the TVNG has a past. It evolved from his Thunder Valley Tram begun about 50 years ago. The Tram (although On20 Scale at that time) began as a small back woods railway and very narrow gauge (20 inch), serving mines and a small community. As business got better and loads got heavier, tracks were widened to ON3 and eventually evolved into the Fn3 Thunder Valley Narrow Gauge Railway of today.

HO Hugo Solano Southwest RR - a Division of the Santa Fe
11 X 20 Scenery: 60% Both analog and digital Not handicapped accessible
This HO layout features three main functions for viewers to see; passenger train service and operations, logging and milling representation, and lumber and mining operations. Lumber Mill Company is named "Falling Timber Lumber Co." The mine name is "Cash Mine Operations". The owner and modeler's motto is: 'The Unlimited possibilities of a free lancing layout and limitless use of imagination to recreate Real Life.' Both analog and digital. Special "bonus feature" in the backyard.
HO Errol Spangler Oregon Railway and Navigation
30 X 15 Scenery: 100% NCE DCC Average house (1-2 steps) oscaller@aol.com
This is an HO scale layout that centers in The Dalles, Oregon running both East and West from that point. It is a single track railroad with passing sidings. All trains running from The Dalles wind their way into the hidden staging area located directly under the yard at The Dalles. While not specifically sceniced for the prototype, place names are taken from the area modeled. Industries along the way include a large lumber mill with its own railroad climbing into the forest, an oil refinery, a rock quarry, and a rail barge load out. Most scenes are highly detailed and extra care has been put into making sure most structures are lit and have interior detail such as the saw mill and log pond. Errol's layout focuses on the transition era.
G Sandy Wilson Wilson's Trains
50 X 30 Analog No hazards
This G Scale layout has several draw and lift bridges running throughout the interior of Sandy's home. Computerized automation control is run from a laptop and routes are forwarded and digitally choreographed. Computer controlled speed by detecting analog voltage through I/O cards. Runs from staging in family room down the hallway, through the kitchen, and back into staging. Is a must-see for modelers interested in electronic train forwarding.
O Gordon Briggs Timbercreek Railroad
24 x 36 Scenery: 100% Analog Not handicapped accessible
The freelanced Timbercreek Railroad is a branch line off the Southern Pacific RR at Truckee, CA from the East end of the Truckee yard. The SP is only visible at Truckee, the rest of the SP is under the layout as the staging area. The rest of the layout is the Timber Creek Railroad which is the main emphasis, and takes up the whole inside of the building less the Truckee area. Also included is an On3 logging operation that starts at Truckee, CA and ends up in Timber Creek. The railroad includes the towns of Timber Creek, Moss Ridge, and Grizzly Flats. The entire "O-Scale" layout is built to Proto 48 standards. All locomotives and rolling stock have had the wheels changed to Proto Craft wheel sets and/or machined in house by Gordon.
On3 Nevada County Narrow Gauge Historical Model RR Nevada County Narrow Gauge
24 X 60 Scenery: 100% NCE DCC No hazards www.ncngmodelrailroad.org
With the support of the Nevada County Fair Board a group of Nevada County Narrow Gauge enthusiasts formed the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Historical Model Railroad in 1983 and renovated an unused building at the County Fairgrounds. This endeavor was assisted by material and monetary contributions from local businesses and in 1985 the railroad was opened to the public. Today the railroad features an onboard wireless mini-camera to provide visitors a passenger eye view of riding the narrow gauge train thru the woodlands of the Nevada County on one of three TV screens placed around the layout.
N Kent Williams Oregon, Washington Navigation & Railway
10 x 24 Scenery: 90% Digitrax DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s) http://ownry.squarespace.com/
The OWNRy (Oregon, Washington Navigation & Railway) is a protolanced N scale layout based in Pacific Northwest. With Portland, Oregon as the major division point, 5 major Class 1 railroads intersected both freight and passenger traffic.

The Union Pacific, delivers freight and passengers to and from Portland and the east coast via La Grande, Oregon. The SP&S (jointly run by both GN and NP) runs from Spokane through Pasco, WA, then along the North Bank to Portland. The Southern Pacific serves as a conduit from Portland to California. Pool traffic runs from Seattle and Tacoma to Portland. The OWNRy also operates a fictional branchline from Yakima and Walla Walla and Lyons Ferry to Pasco, Washington for interchange. 3 yards classify freight for destinations.

CTC is used for track authority on the mainlines with Digitrax DCC for engine control along with car cards and waybills for freight forwarding. It also features several class one passenger trains, including City of Portland, the Daylight, Empire Builder and Northcoast Limited. The trackwork is complete, with scenery about 90% complete.

HO Verne Alexander Colville, Republic and Palouse (CRAP)
13 X 13, 5 levels Scenery: 65% NCE Radio DCC Not handicapped accessible
The Colville, Republic and Palouse Railroad (CRAP)

The CRAP is a walk-in HO scale proto-freelance linear railroad representing Eastern Washington during the wartime harvest season of 1944. The layout is contained within a 13' X 13' air-conditioned room constructed within a two car garage. It consists of five levels of track, on 2.3 decks. The vertical rise is from 32" in Pullman to 68" in Republic. Industrial areas of the city of Spokane occupy two decks, connected by a helix, along one side of the room. The track North out of Spokane resembles Great Northern's Kettle Falls branch, running through mountains and forests and servicing the mining, logging and cattle industries. The track South out of Garry (Lower Spokane) resembles Northern Pacific's Palouse and Lewiston branch. It rambles through nearly treeless rolling hills of wheat, and services the many trackside elevators and canneries along the line. Basically the CRAP gathers the natural resources from the "Inland Empire" and transports them to Spokane, where they are interchanged outside the layout room to one of the four transcontinental and two regional railroads that have a Spokane presence. Thirty cars per operating session are interchanged off the layout, and are replaced by thirty cars of processed food, manufactured goods and machinery from the other railroads. There is no overhead traffic on the CRAP - staging is in the form of six car cuts of interchange traffic. Motive power is small steam of early 20th century vintage and is nearly all equipped with sound. Train length is six cars, and all trains have a lot of switching to do. There are ten towns in addition to the two large areas of Spokane. Passenger service is by two motor cars. There are eleven trains per session, with the North and South Turns and the Woods and Mine trains frequently running twice. A session lasts something over four hours. Control is by NCE radio. The layout's maximum use of vertical space, 30'; deep decks and use of outside-of-the-room staging and industries make it one of the largest small layouts in existence. Aisle space is very limited. An operating crew of six pretty well fills it up! The environment is rustic.

HO Dave Croshere The A B and old C
25 X 13 Scenery: 10% MRC Wireless DCC No hazards
Dave has a basement dedicated to his train operation. His 165 feet of mainline is hand laid as are his turn-outs. The turntable is his own design and is powered and aligning. He has a yard at either end of his point to point operation. The larger yard has 34 turnouts. Steam is king on this layout placed in 1936.
HO Ron Kaiser Western Pacific Feather River Canyon
20X35 Scenery: 60% Average house (1-2 steps)
Ron's 20X35 train room is free-standing amid the vineyards of the Russian River Valley, and contains a replica of portions of the Feather River route of the Western Pacific Railroad in 1952. With the staging yards, operations extend from Sacramento and Marysville to Winnemucca (east) and Bieber (north). The Quincy Railroad is also included. Eight years into a 20-year project, the layout is about 60% sceniced, and contains full-wall backdrops of the Sierras under an open-beamed ceiling. It takes 12-15 members of the Sonoma County Hi-Ballers to operate the layout over a 12-hour fast-clock shift of seventeen trains.

Wohler Bridge is a very nice photogenic single lane Truss Bridge accross the Russian River enroute to Ron's house that you may want to enjoy as well, but be careful because the roads are narrow and winding.

HO Ron Learn Northwestern Pacific
14X22 Scenery: 100% Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
Ron's layout completely occupies a freestanding single car garage with a duck-under (that Ron's says is more of a stoop-under because the layout height is an above average 48 inches. In reconstructing his youth, Ron set his Northwestern Pacific line between Willits and Ukiah in October 1954 with a primary emphasis on the town of Ridge. His line interchanges with the California Western and the mythical Royal Crown Lumber, a logging road.
HO Angus McDonald Petaluma Valley
20 X 40 Scenery: 100% DCC North Coast Special adaptations for handicapped
Angus MacDonald's HO scale Petaluma Valley RR, is a freelance RR in its own 20' x 40' handicap accessible building. Trains run around the outside walls on a triple folded loop ending at the "Y" entrance to the inner peninsula (the 18' x 5' yard). Completely sceniced, with more super detailing still being added, Angus' scratch built automatic bascule bridge is only one of the many scenes that shouldn't be missed. Check the interior of the winery warehouse, the farm and the stock yards!
HO Ed Merrin NWP
12 x 17 Scenery: 50% Lenz DCC Average house (1-2 steps)
Layout is a depiction of the NWP running through Sonoma and Mendocino counties about 1958. It is double decked, connected by helix, with staging yards on a third level underneath. It is designed to be operated in a prototypical fashion, with trains and scheduling based on a prototype timetable. Most motive power are SD7s as per the real NWP of the time. Scenery is about half finished, with painted backdrops and blue foam covered with drywall "mud" and Sculptamold. Power is through a Lenz DCC system. A number of the locomotives are sound equipped.
HO Ernie Simard Western Pacific
12 X 30 Scenery: 66% Digitrax Average house (1-2 steps)
Ernie's Western Pacific HO layout represents that railroad's operation from Bieber, California to Salt Lake City. It occupies a three car garage and is designed for operations.
On3 Steve Skold Whiskeytown & Shasta
18X19 Scenery: 100% NCE DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
Steve's narrow gauge Whiskeytown and Shasta is located in the area West of Redding, California along Clear Creek from Old Shasta through Whiskeytown to French Gulch. It services the mines of the Tree Frog Mining Company and the livestock from the OC Cattle Company. The line connects with the standard gauge Anderson & Bella Vista with a further connection with the SP to the outside world. Quartz is mined and shipped to the copper smelter at Kennett. On the West end is the connection with the Trinity Southern which provides mine timbers and lumber. Trains are short with 4 or 5 cars and a caboose and small engines 4-6-0 and 2-8-0.
O Richard Hosmer Picket Fence Antiques
10 X 14 Scenery: 20% Analog No hazards
A 16' x 12' "dog-bone" layout is O-gauge high rail, set in no particular locale, during the age of steam. It will be an expanded re-creation of the more detailed toy train layouts of the 1940s. Motive power is entirely Gilbert American Flyer from the 1939-1942 period.

It is in 3/16" scale, using castings nearly identical to the two-rail Flyer "S" gauge designs made after the war. At least one example of every locomotive type made by Gilbert is displayed, and most run. At this time, Lionel did not manufacture either a 4-8-4, or an 0-8-0. Passenger equipment is also Flyer from that period, and is diecast. These foot-long 12-wheel cars were available in just two colors, Tuscan (much less common) and dark green. I choose not to run any Flyer tinplate. Freight equipment is Marx 3/16" scale tinplate from the 1940s and 1950s, chosen over similar Flyer items, due to possessing far superior graphics. Flyer did make some very nice diecast freights, but weight becomes a serious issue for any consist over 4-5 cars. The change to Marx required that tender trucks be replaced on the freight haulers, due to coupler incompatibility. The layout is operated as it would have been back in the days - no fancy electronics, smoke or sound systems. What little automation exists, such as anti-derailing at the crossovers, is accomplished with insulated rails and hard wiring.

HO Walt Schedler SP Black Butte Sub
24 X 42 Scenery: 15% NCE Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
The 1955 SP Dunsmuir Shasta Division layout has four levels and is viewed from the main floor or elevated walkways. It is a loop to loop to loop design and features three main line freights and three passenger trains: the Klamath Mail Train, the Cascade and the Shasta Daylight. Presently there are about 300 feet of track. When completed there will be over 10 scale miles (600 feet) of main line. Level One staging is at Gerber, under the peninsula, about 40 inches off the floor. Level One also includes the Gerber, Red Bluff and Redding stations. Level Two has Dunsmuir, at 55 inches above the floor. It is the main viewing point as you enter the room. It is built to mostly exact scale, using the SP drawings for trackage and buildings. The Dunsmuir South yard is at 44 inches and holds about 360 cars. From Dunsmuir, through the Sacramento River Canyon, you travel over 250 feet as you pass through Small, Cantara Loop, Mott, Azalea, and arrive at Mount Shasta. Mount Shasta has an interchange with McCloud River Lumber Co. - then continuing on to the third level, you reach the Black Butte Wye. From here it splits to either the Siskiyou Line, which takes you to the lumber town of Weed, or head straight through to Grass Lake and the Klamath Falls Staging yard. Once you reach Grass Lake, you have traveled almost 10 scale miles.
HO Steve Cavanaugh Western Pacific Third Sub
Average house (1-2 steps)
The Railroad is a Mushroom Design running from the foothills at Oroville up through the Feather River Canyon through the Keddie Wye, with a Highline extension up to Crescent Mills and Staging, and into Portola. Leaving the forested, rocky Canyon the Railroad continues east into the Desert, via Reno Junction with the Reno Branch, to Desert Staging and a reversing loop. The year being modeled is spring 1981.
HO Les Gregory Central Sierra Pass Railway
21 X 24 Scenery: 21 X 24 NCE radio DCC Average house (1-2 steps)
Not too long ago, Les acquired a neighboring room for his railroad to expand and evolved a mature, nearly complete model of a Sierra inspired railroad into a very strong representation of much of the Sierra Railroad. The trackage grew from approx. 150 ft to approx. 350 ft of main line, and the railroads 4 or 5 regular operators gained a heightened sense that they are repeating history on the Sierra Railroad. Les' layout has areas of interest to almost all visitors.
HO Robert Hoffman Santa Fe Hereford Sub
22 X 18 Scenery: 30% Digitrax Average house (1-2 steps)
The layout represents the 104 mile Hereford Subdivision of the Santa Fe from Clovis, NM to Amarillo, TX in 1983. The layout features one active junction as well as interchange with the Burlington Northern at Amarillo and was designed with prototype operations in mind. The primary commodities transported include; TOFC, automobiles, grain, and manufactured goods. Scenery is specifically patterned after the prototype where possible. An article on this layout appeared in the January 2011 Railroad Model Craftsman.
HO Mike McReynolds Hangtown and Grizzley Ridge
20 X 20 Scenery: 100% Digitrax DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
A freelanced layout with an emphasis on tongue and cheek humor based on 28 plus years of prototype railroad experience. The time frame is 1960's to 1970's. The layout is on two levels and includes industrial areas, logging and desert scenery. There is a continuous loop with islands for industries. Mike uses a computer generated switch list for operating sessions.
HO HOn3 Tom Milam Wolf Creek Railway of California
10 X 24 Scenery: 70% NCE DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
An HO scale Shortline steam railroad set in 1927, Tom's Wolf Creek Railway of California is located in the foothills of California. He has many scratch built structures, wooden truss rod cars and a few custom built brass locomotives following Sierra Railway prototypes. Tom has a strong interest in operations using JMRI's (DecoderPro) switch list program. His point to point design, interchanges with his son's Buffalo Creek & Grizzley Ridge Railway, another small point to point layout. Some dual gauge trackage. Above the Wolf Creek HO layout is the start of an HOn3 layout, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (Nevada City, track only no scenery). All in all this is an HO scale empire, short trains battling steep grades, floods, fights, Indian raids and sometimes not being able to leave the station at all.
HO Dave Stanley Morada Belt
20 X 20 Scenery: 50% DCC Average house (1-2 steps)
Dave's Morada Belt is HO scale, set in the 1950's with 360 feet of mainline (not all of it installed yet) as well as a 35-foot branch line (yet to be installed). Track is commercial code 83 and code 70, a "point to loop" design with 30" minimum radius on the main track, one staging and two working yards. The main yard is still under construction. Scenery ranges from Tehachapi-style semi-arid to sandstone cliffs (reminiscent of Eagles Nest, Montana on the Milwaukee Road) to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Backdrops were painted by noted artist and book author John Signor. It is a trackage-rights operated bridge line used by several of the large western carriers of the 1950's, utilized when their own corridors are congested. This is a model railroad designed by a real-life railroader for operating sessions, without sacrificing the scenic beauty of the west.
Sn3 Paul Claffey
20x21 Scenery: 20% NCE Digitraxx Average house (1-2 steps)
The railroad depicts two fictional railroads that traversed the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Sierra Pacific Lines was a common carrier linking the eastern San Francisco Bay area and the Owens Valley. Only a small portion of the Sonora Division of the SPL is modeled including a large yard and two other towns. The Lost Creek Lumber Co had established a saw mill and extensive trackage in the woods before the SPL came to the town of Lost Creek. Operations in the early 40's had the SPL and the LCLCo sharing trackage rights from Lost Creek to the town of Murphys, where the logging company branch diverges to the woods. Four camps/landings are found on the LCLCo tracks in the woods. A feature is the switchback to one landing with 6% grades. Geared locomotives rule the branch line while many locomotives seen on some eastern roads (i.e. Colorado) ply the SPL main line.
O Tom Davis
24 x 36 Scenery: 100% Analog No hazards
Tom's Lionel trains are certainly not a "Lionel layout". This freelanced transition era layout is fully sceniced and ballasted with many scratch-built structures and is definitely not a toy train set-up. Tom's 24 X 36 foot layout features a liftable bridge for access into the central viewing area.
HO Steve Hayes Western Pacific
30 X 56 Scenery: 50% Chubb w/ infared throttles Several steps and/or duck-under(s) http://members.bigvalley.net/norma
Layout covers from San Francisco to Salt Lake City with Reno and Tidewater branches. Fully signal with CTC. Computer generated waybill system. 1970 era. 4 large yards. 9 passing sidings. All diesel power. Includes prototypically correct scratch built models of the Oakland and Salt Lake depots (Salt Lake was featured in MR trackside photo section).
O Bob Jakl
34 x 80 Scenery: 100% yes Several steps and/or duck-under(s)
Located in a freestanding 34X80 foot building, Bob's free-lanced transition era layout contains a mountain scene with spectacular bridges, a city scene and a port complete with cargo ship. Bob's 2,694 feet (over 80,000 ties) of hand-laid track includes a seven track passenger station, industrial switching district and a large classification yard. Equipment inventory in Bob's O scale empire includes 117 locomotives, 43 cabeese and over 1,000 freight cars.
HO Glenn Sutherland Sierra RR
12 X 50 Scenery: 25% EZ DCC Average house (1-2 steps)
This three level HO layout of the Sierra Railroad in the 1920's is only 25% sceniced as of this writing. Why? Because Glenn did what we all dream about - tore down a wall and more than doubled the size of the layout. The part that is complete is highly accurate as to the prototype and we expect the percentage will be much higher come tour time. In addition to the layout, you will want to see Glenn's room for visiting grandchildren: an indoor replica of a 1923 vintage caboose, complete with cupola, bunk beds and coal stove.
HO Ray Price
Not handicapped accessible
Ray's specialty is hand-crafting exquisite model buildings in HO scale (1/87 actual size). He begins by milling his own miniature lumber and then constructs each building "board by board." Dozens of his model buildings will be on display, including scale models of the Mariposa courthouse and the former Yosemite Valley Railroad depot in El Portal. In addition to showcasing his buildings, his layout also features a wide variety of rolling stock (including a Hershey train), a video camera onboard one of his trains, and multiple track routes. Access is by a full flight of steep stairs.
HO HOn3 John Zach Sierra Railroad
22 X 65 Scenery: 66% Easy DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s) http://www.sierrarailroad55.com
Multi - deck layout with over 10 scale miles of Sierra Railroad mainline trackage plus Interchanges with SP and ATSF in Oakdale, Pickering Lumber Co at Standard, WSLCo in Tuolumne and the Hetch Hetchy RR at Hetch Hetchy Jct. Prototypical operations based on 1955 prototype. Base scenery is about 90% done with some finished scenery. Most structures are in place. Layout designed for operations.

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