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Corona Gas Station,#Corona Model Railroad Society



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

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