Pictures of the turntable upgrade.

As mentioned in one of the previous posts one of our large projects this year is the upgrade of the turntable in our Roseville yard.  The work is goin well with only a few of the replacement tracks left to be installed. Here are some pics of the removal of the old turntable and the installation of the new one from Walthers. The paper sign says “Hard Hat Area, Men at Work.” Share...

Productive Saturday for the HO display.

Today saw a lot of work being done on the HO display, and also a couple of trains running.  Work is continuing on the turntable/roundhouse upgrade, with some of the track in the roundhouse being spiked into place.  Further scenery work was done in the area around the entrance to the Fairfield yard.  Also wiring for one of the switches leading from San Leandro into the Oakland yard was completed....

Turntable update on the HO display.

One of the large projects that was started recently was to replace the turntable in the Roseville area of the HO display.  We removed the old turntable as it had never worked very well and are in the process of installing a 130′ version from Walthers.  The decision was made to remove all of the track from the roundhouse due to them being slightly short for the new table.  Our open hours on...

Scenery and Signal Discussion

This Saturday saw more progress on the ground-cover between Oleum and the Oakland yard on the HO scale display.  Currently underway in this area is a small cemetery. A discussion between a couple of members started to figure out what type of signalling will be used on the HO scale display. Several members were running trains today, these included at least one mixed freight, an Amtrak train, and...

Touching up Scenery, Working on Locomotives and Running Trains

This Tuesday was fairly busy at the Depot.  The scenery committee was working on touching up some of the scenery, painting over scratches in the plaster in preparation for more ground-cover. A couple of members spent the evening working on their locomotives, one with an electrical problem (ugh, the problems with converting to DCC), and the others working on setting up a couple of brand new...

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