Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WOW! Simply wow!

Now home from an overwhelming experience at the La Mesa Model Railroad club, in San Diego.
3 12 hour days of TT&TO operations.
Oh man!

Such an experience. 30 scale miles of mainline trackage, replicating the climb up the hill from Bakersfield to Mojave, through the Tehachapi Loop. This model railroad has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Add in the challenge of running to the 1953 Timetable and you have the recipe for keeping 36+ grown men entertained.
1st class signature passenger trains

1st class express trains
3rd class freight hauling reefer blocks (40+ cars)
3rd class freight with priority sugar beets (50+ Cars)
extras and multiple sections up and down the hill
Helpers and then getting them back down the hill

Just some of the traffic that gets run.
All run in real time, no fast clocks. It can take upwards of 2 + hours to get a train up the hill.
But I'm going to let the pictures tell the story.

And this Youtube video will take you all around the layout.

My thanks to the club members for the invite and the chance to operate on such a stellar layout.

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