San Pablo, Sonora, and Fresno RR

Paul A Rankin

Tour Schedule

Sunday October 13, 2013 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


See It On The Map

Take Beaver Ruin Rd, exit 102, from I-85.  Go west to first light, which is Satellite Blvd.  Turn right to first light, which is Pond Rd.  Turn left to first intersection, which is Green St.  Turn left, to 3rd house on left.

Layout at a Glance

Scale: HO
Size: 20' X 50'
Prototype: Freelance, based on AT&SF and SP in Contra Costa County, CA., with fictional narrow gauge branch.
Locale: Contra Costa County, Mt. Diablo, and Sierra Nevada foothills.
Era: Early 70's
Style: 2 level mushroom.
Len. of Mainline: 100' (eventually nearly 1,000').
Layout Height: Lowest benchwork is 48" above floor.
Benchwork: Combination of L-girder, box frame, and joists, with risers.
Roadbed: Masonite spline.
Trackwork: Micro Engineering flex track.
Turnouts: Hand laid in place.
Min Radius: 36" min, as broad as possible elsewhere.
Maximim Grade: 1.5%
Scenery: Hard shell over cardboard matrix.
Backdrop: Painted vinyl flooring.
Controls: DCC
Wheelchair Accessible Yes - Across sloping Lawn

So far, only basic lower level benchwork in first of two rooms is done.  By November, the upper level mushroom benchwork in that room will also be done, as well as some track on both levels.  Scenery will have some of the cardboard lattice in place, and maybe some of the hard-shell.

Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:02 2013

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