SP System Map 1944

SP System Map 1944
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State Belt RR

HO Scale - Era __?
Owner: Bill Kaufman
Layout Location: San Rafael

The State Belt ran for 100 years along piers and into warehouses of the San Francisco waterfront. Bill has taken important elements like a car float, interchange at King St. (where the Giants play today), street running, and switching areas under Telegraph Hill and built them into a 12' x 12' layout using interesting modular techniques.
Operations follow the prototype State Belt with 2 crews each working its own division.
The railroad is totally functional with rudimentary buildings and scenery.
Control is Lenz DCC with wireless throttles.
The State Belt was written up in the April 2007 Railroad Model Craftsman.

Bill's previous layout replaced by the Belt RR was "San Francisco & Colorado" in HO Scale: A Depression era short line on California’s North Coast that has not yet realized it is soon to become hiking trails. Heislers, Climaxes and Shays grind their way from a small coastal port to an interchange with the NWP.

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