Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Oakville Sub is red hot mainline Western modeling

Make sure you check out Jim Reising's OAKVILLE SUB

I've watched this layout go from wood floor and bench work to where it is today, one great Western-themed layout.

Did you know about this awesome place in Barstow?

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The focus of Pele Soeberg's layout, new and old

Mojave, CA is a railroad town, no doubt about it. It joins the ranks of Kingman, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ and Dunsmuir, CA as a major point on both the BNSF and UP. It is the focal point of model railroading craftsman Pele Soeberg of Denmark. His Daneville and Donner River is in a new construction phase. He wants quieter operation and new scenic approaches, like photo backdrops and more natural scenic material.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cool siding shots

Some more UP desert shots West of Yuma, AZ

Another great train watching site, just West of Yuma, AZ off I-8 near Sidewinder Road. The bridge shot is the old US 80 and SP bridges across the Colorado River on The Arizona-California border.

UP Yuma Division bearing down on Glamis, CA

This is one arid place, the dunes near Glamis. It's home to thousands of off road freaks on the weekends and a great train watching spot.

Lee has the best shots of the Heritage units

Yuma, AZ 3-11-11

Friday, March 11, 2011

This is horrible!

NOBIRU, Japan -- A passenger train with an unknown number of people aboard was unaccounted for Friday in tsunami-hit coastal Japan, according to Kyodo News.

The East Japan Railway Co. train was running near Nobiru Station on the Senseki Line connecting Sendai to Ishinomaki when a massive quake hit, triggering a 10-meter (33-foot) tsunami, the report said, quoting police sources.

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We're back!

Sorry for the delay in posting new material, back from a new job, that didn't work out, so off we go writing.

Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Lines 2007

Bruce Petty's Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley

Mark Lestico's N UP Cascade Division 2010

Charlie Comstock's Bear Creek and South Jackson 2010

Mike Danneman's D&RGW N 5x7 layout

David Barrows Cat Mountain and Santa Fe 1999

Fremo group in Europe Southern Pacific