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