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

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SAL22 On the way to X2011W
Sunday All Day July 3 $0.00 Dep 9:00 AM Ret 3:00 PM
This self-guided tour includes layouts that you can see on Sunday July 3 as you make your way from Newark to the main convention in Sacramento. These layouts are generally open during a slightly later time window than those of tour SAL21, so you can probably see a few layouts from both tours if you wish.
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.
N Bay Area NTRAK Club Bay Area NTRAK
30' x15' Scenery: 60% DCC Not handicapped accessible http://bayarean-trak.org/
Our N-Trak club is the oldest in the San Francisco Bay Area. We follow the NTRAK Modular Railroading Standards, and model any era or road. All are welcome in the club and on the layouts. Our club has both traveling modules and a permanent layout. The Club's Permanent Layout is in the old SP Depot in Crockett, CA. The club's portion of the depot is the left side entering through the large freight doors. The right side, which was the historical passenger section, is a museum dedicated to the area's part in WWII. The C & H Sugar factory can be seen in the background. The Carquinez bridge is just west of the depot. The club room features a large window that can be used for watching the main line rail traffic that passes along the waterfront between the depot and the sugar plant. It can also be used for watching some of the sugar loading operations at the plant. Many trains, from UP freight and container trains, to AMTRAK California passenger trains, go by at regular intervals. DCC is fully functional at the club . We have 3 complete lines running. Our scenery is about 60% complete.
HO Carquinez Model Railroad Society Crockett Central
30 x 60 Scenery: 30% DCC Several steps and/or duck-under(s) http://www.cmrstrainclub.org
The layout represents a portion of the original transcontinental railroad and old Southern Pacific Railroad running between Oakland, CA and Sparks, NV . The timeframe varies from the 1950's to present, allowing both steam and diesel locomotives to be operated through time appropriate scenery on the layout. Notice that the mainline is double tracked allowing operators to swiftly run from destination to destination without stops at sidings to wait for trains to meet and pass. The track is constructed on three levels with two large helixes on opposite corners providing a connection. The "mushroom style" layout is narrow with long tabletops that are stacked like bunk beds. This design provides maximum linear track space without having unrealistic twists back and forth, an undesirable but typical characteristic of older "spaghetti bowl" designs. Code 100 track is used on the 1st level and helixes only, and Code 83 track is used on the rest of the layout. Nominal minimum track radius is 48 inches. Maximum 2% grade is found on the helixes. The club consists of 50 members, is growing and welcomes new members. The UP mainline passes adjacent to the club's second floor location.
N East Bay Model Engineer Society
25 X 70 Scenery: 90% DC and DCC Special adaptations for handicapped http://www.gsmrm.org
The East Bay Model Engineers Society / Golden State Model Railroad Museum is home to three large layouts in O/HO/N scales with broad curves and long trains in a warehouse-sized building. All three layouts can operate on either DC or DCC and the club has been featured in Model Railroader magazine. Each of the layouts makes use of the high ceilings in the building to provide majestic mountain scenes.

The N scale (no name) layout features the SP in Sacramento yard and icing docks, Tehachapi Loop, and magnificent snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains.

O East Bay Model Engineer Society
165 X 30 Scenery: 60% DC and DCC Special adaptations for handicapped http://www.gsmrm.org
The East Bay Model Engineers Society / Golden State Model Railroad Museum is home to three large layouts in O/HO/N scales with broad curves and long trains in a warehouse-sized building. All three layouts can operate on either DC or DCC and the club has been featured in Model Railroader magazine. Each of the layouts makes use of the high ceilings in the building to provide majestic mountain scenes.

The O/On3 (no name) is a more free lanced layout and features long mountain bridges, a mine scene and trains which are over 40' long are common!

HO East Bay Model Engineer Society Port Richmond and Truckee
120 X 35 Scenery: 80% DC and DCC Special adaptations for handicapped http://www.gsmrm.org
The East Bay Model Engineers Society / Golden State Model Railroad Museum is home to three large layouts in O/HO/N scales with broad curves and long trains in a warehouse-sized building. All three layouts can operate on either DC or DCC and the club has been featured in Model Railroader magazine. Each of the layouts makes use of the high ceilings in the building to provide majestic mountain scenes.

The HO/Hon3 Point Richmond & Truckee features prototype based familiar places including Oakland, Sacramento, Roseville, Elvas Wye, Martinez, Colfax, and Truckee. Tracks gain over 6 feet in elevation as they move from the San Francisco Bay to the Sierra Mountains. Prominent features include Oakland Mole, Oakland 16th St. station, Elvas Wye, and in the Sierras; Long Ravine Bridges, snow sheds and the Chinese Wall. Trains 20' in length and more are common sights.

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