Aristo-Craft has announced the arrival of 19 items from their latest container shipment.
I looked at all 19 items. Some of the items are on sale and all 19 have Free Shipping. There are buildings, FA-1 locomotives, Passenger Cars and more.
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When Amtrak unveils the first new locomotives Monday it will mark a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa. Three will be unveiled Monday before being sent out for testing. The first is due to go into service by this fall, and all 70 are expected to be in service by 2016.
Crosslake, MN – “We are currently selling raffle tickets to win a complete 4′ by 8′ O scale model railroad layout. This will raise money for our operating expenses.”
There is also a G scale train running high in the ceiling to show you another modeling scale that is used today. This scale will be used in a new outside layout north of the building that will be in the construction mode this summer, by our members.
Located at 35170 County Road 3, Crosslake. Summer hours are Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, Sunday from 12pm – 3 pm.
Palos Verdes Pacific
Mary Barstow’s Palos Verdes Pacific was created about fourteen years ago. It contains three loops that surround the yard area. The rear upper level track runs about 100 feet across the back of the yard. The mid-section of the layout fills an area of about fifty feet across by ten feet deep.
Bridges and trestles add interest to track that passes between dwarf conifers and other miniature plants. Volcanic rock defines areas. A western-style town provides a center of interest. The lawn track is designed to meet with the mid-section and circles the lawn.
This provides a designated area for grandchildren and serves as a useful test track. Overall there is about 500 feet of LGB trackage. Each section is controlled by its own MRC Train Power 6200.
Pacific Northwest theme
John Polen’s garden railroad is just one year old but it is very complete. The theme is a railroad running through a miniature version of the Pacific Northwest with a waterfall, a fifteen-foot long stream and small lake.
Trains travel over four bridges and one trestle and through two tunnels. There are three loops and about 250 feet of stainless steel track.
John has incorporated over a dozen twenty year old-plus bonsais into the scenes. Hundreds of dwarf pines, sedums and spruces from many trips to every local dwarf plant source are on display. All of this is tucked in among tons of rocks.
From the street car moving across the high mountain range to the steamer hauling freight through the landscaped garden, there is much to see.
This is a free event and you may bring relatives and friends. The basic information for this tour is displayed below. If you would like layout descriptions and a tour map showing the general locations of all layouts, please e-mail Bob Chaparro; email@example.com
Mary Barstow (G, HO)
10:00 to 4:00
6930 Clovercliff Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes
John Polen (G)
10:00 to 4:00
5365 Middlecrest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes
Information courtesy of Model Railroads Of Southern California