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Bakersfield-Tehachapi (CA) Layout Tour - March 8, 9 & 10
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:08:12 PM »
Model Railroads of Southern California’s thirty-seventh layout tour takes place on March 8, 9 and 10 (Friday-Sunday).

This will be a self-guided tour of twenty-five layouts at twelve locations in Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Tehachapi and the High Desert. Most of the layouts are in the Bakersfield area and twelve of these are within the Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society’s Train Show.  The Train Show is March 9 and 10 (only) at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

Twelve layouts are appearing for the first time on our tour program including Denis Dunning’s OO scale St. Mary Meade Railway. For those unfamiliar with this, it is British prototype, built to 4mm scale (1/76), but operating on HO gauge track. This is used almost exclusively by modelers in the British Isles.

Other first-timers include Louis Lave’s HO scale Camden & Amboy Railroad, Patrick Ray’s HO scale D&RGW Arbor Division, Al Sandrini’sHOn30 Dixie Creek Central and eight of the twelve layouts at the Train Show.

Altogether there will be twelve HO scale layouts, five N scale, four O scale, two garden railroads, one OO scale and one Z scale.  Of these there is one HOn3, two HOn30, one On30 and one Lionel layout.

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 e-mail me OFF LIST at:

Persons taking this tour assume all risks and liability for their personal safety. Although I am the Moderator of this group, I am not responsible for personal loss or injury to persons taking this tour.

If you cannot make this tour more tours are scheduled including:

•   Long Beach-South Bay – May 18
•   All Southern Calif. – September 1
•   Central Coast Railroad Festival – October 10-14
•   Banning Train Festival – October 19 & 20

Layout tours for 2014 are now being considered and a 2014 tour has been scheduled as an official event of the PCR/NMRA Convention in San Luis Obispo.

Come to Bakersfield and enjoy a great train show ( and see a lot of nice layouts, too.

Bob Chaparro
Model Railroads of Southern California
Model Railroads of Southern California
Layout Tour No.  37
March 8, 9 & 10, 2013

Be sure to check the website for any changes to this schedule.

Home & Club Layouts

Kevin Birkbeck (N)
Friday 5:30 to 7:30
Saturday 1:00 to 3:00
5711 Greenhorn Mountain Court

Richard Cantrell (HO, HOn3)
Sunday 10:00 to 2:00
21661 Winesap Street, Tehachapi

Denis Dunning (OO)
Friday 5:00 to 9:00
Saturday 10:00 to 5:00
80 Eisenhauer Road
Wofford Heights

Golden Empire Historical &
Modeling Society (HO, N)
Saturday 7:00 to 10:00
Eye Street between 19th and 20th Streets
Vern Hill (O)
Friday 5:00 to 9:00
Saturday 10:00 to 5:00
601 Sierra Vista Drive
Wofford Heights
Louis Lave (HO)
Sunday 10:00 to 4:00
4054 Derby Circle

Richard Passalacqua (G)
Sunday 11:00 to 5:00
24140 San Juan Drive,

Patrick Ray (HO)
Sunday 10:00 to 5:00   
3711 Arbor Avenue
Robert Sagers (N)
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00
23031 Tulip Court

Al Sandrini (HOn30)
Saturday 12:00 to 4:00
2600 Slender Oak Court

Larry Saslaw (HO)
Friday 6:00 to 10:00
Saturday 5:00 to 9:00
14700 Orchard Crest Avenue

Kevin Birkbeck – Greenhorn Mountain Court does not connect to Reliance Drive.  From Reliance turn left on Trail Peak then right on Gordon Valley. At the end of Gordon Valley turn left onto Greenhorn Mountain Court.
Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society – The Club is located in the Art District of Downtown Bakersfield off of Eye Street between 19th and 20th Streets. The front door is located 150 feet East down the Service Street alley. Enter through the alley door then take stairs to the second and third floors for the HO and N scale layouts. Parking is on the street.  Downtown East/West streets are one way.
Richard Passalacqua – Located in a gated community. Visitors should contact Richard in advance at 661-821-7277 or 661-972-5069 for a gate pass before entering the area. On Bear Valley Road enter through the gate and pass a gas station and store. About a mile past store turn left on the second San Juan Drive. (You will pass San Juan Drive on right side, before the San Juan Drive on the left.)

Train Show Layouts

Brewster Bird (HO)
California Central Valley (On30)
Canfield Family Circus (HO)
Central California Division – T.T.O.S. (G & Lionel)
Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society (N)
Group 160 Modular Layout    (N)
Guy Krivanek’s Trolley & Briefcase Layouts (O & Z)
Left Coast HOn30 Group (HOn30)
Pacific Coast Modular Club (HO)
Visalia Electric RR Modelers & Historical Society (HO)

10:00 to 5:00
10:00 to 4:00
Horace Massey Building
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 S. “P” Street, Bakersfield
Admission to Fairgrounds is $7.00 for adults, kids 13 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission to Fairgrounds is good for both days.