Established:   October 23, 2001          Entire 1922 Home devoted to the layout                                 Style:  Walkaround

Scale:  HO (1/87)                                    Room Area:  700 square feet                                                      Layout Area:  565 square feet    


Prototypes:   Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe- Los Angeles Division, Third District.    Union Pacific-Los Angeles to San Bernardino via Riverside, & Fullerton                          Southern Pacific-Riverside branch from Colton                                      Pacific Electric-Corona line from Riverside


Locale:  Southern California with cities of Corona, Fullerton, and Riverside modeled.  San Bernardino and Los Angeles represented by hidden staging yards.                                                                                                                 

Era:  Steam to Diesel Transition Period, approximately 1945 to 1955.    Primary Industries:  Citrus, mining, transcontinental link to Chicago & the east

Benchwork:  Open Gird with ¾ inch Homasote over ¾ inch plywood.    Height:  Staging 41”, Riverside & Corona 48”, Fullerton 51”

Roadbed:  Cork over Homasote.        Track:  Atlas Code 83 Super Flex with brown ties, painted rails, Arizona Rock & Woodland Scenics ballast

Minimum radius:  28”.                         Maximum Grade:  2%.                     Mainline Runs:  Santa Fe and Union Pacific approximately 140 feet each.

Staging Yard:  representing San Bernardino & Los Angeles:

                          8 double ended tracks, 12 train & 300+ car capacity, with 3 special use storage tracks plus 2 auxiliary staging tracks

Double track helix:  2% with 10 inch elevation gain.                                  Turnouts:  Over 100 Peco Streamline Code 83 and Walthers Code 83

Minimum turnout:  #6 mainline; #5 sidings.                                               Turnout control:  Circuitron Tortoise Switchmachines via 10 panels or DCC accessory

Control:  DCC- NCE PH Pro Command Station with 5 amp power station; RB02 Radio Base (updated)

15 UTP:  5 wireless Procab-R for mainline. Tethered Powercabs & Procabs for switching areas & towers.

Traffic Control:  Towers at San Bernardino, Hobart, and Riverside Jct.             Viewing Area Capacity:  Approximately 25 adults; viewing step benches for children  


Signaling:  2 aspect block indication                                                             Backdrop:  Handpainted


A branch of Corona Heritage Park specializing in preserving the heritage of our community. This HO scale railroad depicts 1949 when Corona was "The Lemon Capital of the World".  We model the packing house era when rail was dominant and  steam co-existed with diesel.



CORONA, CA 92882


We are open to the public on Saturday's from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Business meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of January, April, July, & October at 7 pm in the meeting room across from the clubhouse.

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