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In November of 2017, Jerry was shopping in Grossmont Center and stumbled across our clubhouse. That chance encounter, followed by a visit to the Model Railroad Museum, inspired him to set up his trains and start building a layout. Then he joined the club.

In 2014, Wes began building a 6-foot by 11-foot layout in his garage.

When set up for running or work, the layout rests on two tables, one at each end. A hook and pulley connect to each corner of the layout to hoist it up so a car can be parked under it.

It lifts all the way to the rafters. leaving maximum headroom in the garage, but limiting the height of scenery and accessories on the layout.

The control panel is a shelf at the end of the layout.                   The corner trestle bridge uses O Scale trestles with cross-braces made by Wes.
Wes uses DCC in all his equipment.

He's b een busy with andscaping and building construction, and the results are magnificent!

Dale cleared out his sun room, sealed the concrete floor, treated the windows, and has completed the benchwork for a large layout, modelling the north and south M&StL
railyards in Oskaloosa, Iowa. And he has started a website to show it all. Click the picture to visit his website.

Alex started with an all-Gilbert two-level layout with an upper loop and two lower loops, each with passing sidings, and all connected by switches and trestle slopes up and down.

Then he got fascinated with the many fine S-Scale buildings and vehicles that became available.  Today, everywhere you look on Alex's layout, a story is being told.  Stan's Drive-In is buzzing with activity and cars from the 1950s.

Alex put a small warehouse behind the loading platform accessory so the boxes would have somewhere to come from.  That accessory doesn't make a lot of sense out in the open by itself!

Alex's lighting is fabulous at night!

And here's his Lego Hogwart Express!

Bob has a classical 1950s-style American Flyer layout with Plasticville town and all.  Its lower loop has four alternative routes and passes through tunnels under the small upper loop.  Trestle slopes take trains between the upper and lower loops, and a downslope provides an alternate route down.  Bob's website provides a lot more information about the layout and its control system, plus lessons learned in building it.

The upper loop with its mountain and log cabin sports a water tank and log loader.

At the north end of the layout are Union Station and the two downslopes from the upper loop.  Tracks go at various angles to make the layout more visually interesting and realistic than ovals with all sides parallel.

Here's a closer view of the railyard and town.

Stay tuned for layouts and collections of other members.

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