Posted by Dominic Fawver on Sep 11th, 2012 | 0 comments
This Tuesday saw many members running their trains around the SP Overland Route. Of special interest was a visit by a family member of one of our previous members. That person had not seen the display since the early ’90′s, at which time there was very little if any of the current model railroad display.
Come down and see us during our next open time, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm or...
Posted by Dominic Fawver on Aug 19th, 2012 | 2 comments
Recently much of the work has been focused on the HO scale display inside the depot. The major areas of work have been the roundhouse and turntable in the Roseville yard, and upstairs on the revamp of the the Sparks yard.
The roundhouse and turntable project is going well with most of the track completed. The most recent portion has been the installation of the inspection pits inside of the...
Posted by Dominic Fawver on Jan 8th, 2012 | 0 comments
Work has been continuing at a feverish pace in the area of the HO display representing San Leandro. The building representing the Del Monte fruit packing plant have been installed with only detailing and lighting left to complete. A backdrop has been installed to tie the entire scene together, and painting is continuing on the rest of the backdrop in that area. Come down and visit to see...
Posted by Dominic Fawver on Sep 14th, 2011 | 0 comments
Tuesday was a pretty laid back day down at the depot. Early in the day some work was done on the G&O display, but the HO display had several members running trains in the evening.
Overall it went pretty well, although a couple members had issues with cars derailing. My problems were caused mostly from running a very long train (37 cars in length). Another derailment was caused by a...
Posted by Dominic Fawver on Aug 30th, 2011 | 0 comments
An ops session was scheduled for tonight but unfortunately it was not to be. After figuring out all of the problems with the various locomotives it was too late to actually run. Instead the members just ran their trains as they preferred.
We will give it another try next month.