SP System Map 1944

SP System Map 1944
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Tehachapi Loop 
Scale : HO 
Era : 1950 
Owner: Rick Graves 
Layout Location:______
Rick models the Tehachapi Loop in the spring of 1950. His layout completely occupies a 14' x 12' spare bedroom. The layout is DCC controlled (Digitrax) and the locomotives are sound equipped. Rick runs run both steam and diesel appropriate to the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific motive power in use over the line at that time. One interesting and extremely well done feature of this layout is the use of shallow relief hills to duplicate the Tehachapi loop area. The hills are painted and sceniced using a shading technique which gives them depth well beyond their quarter-inch thickness. Up to five trains are staged behind the hills and in other areas to allow a parade of Southern Pacific and Santa Fe consists typical for the time modeled. Rick’s layout was featured in Great Model Railroads 2009 published by Kalmbach Publishing Co., publisher of MODEL RAILROADER.

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