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Model Railroads of Southern California’s thirty-eighth layout tour takes place on Saturday, May 18.

This will be a self-guided tour of eleven layouts at ten locations in the Long Beach-South Bay area. Two layouts are appearing for the first time on our tour program:  Lindley Ruddick’s Z scale layout and John Polen’s garden railroad.

Altogether there will be five HO scale layouts, one N scale, one S scale, one O scale, one Z scale and two garden railroads. The S scale club layout has both standard gauge and Sn3 operations and one HO layout, also a club, has both standard gauge and HOn3 operations.

The Los Angeles Division/PSR/NMRA will be operating a “Hospitality Tent” at one layout location, offering free coffee and sweets.  And for you bargain hunters, the Belmont Shore Lines and Angels Gate Hi-Railers clubs also will have a swap meet from 8:00 to 12:00.

Lastly, one of the model railroad hobby shops in the tour area is offering a store-wide ten percent-off coupon to members of Model Railroads of Southern California only.  This coupon is available in the group’s files section.  If you join the group you will have access to the coupon.

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 me OFF LIST at:

Persons taking this tour assume all risks and liability for their personal safety. Although I am the Moderator of Model Railroads of Southern California, 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:

•   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, CA.

Bob Chaparro
Model Railroads of Southern California

Model Railroads of Southern California
Layout Tour No. 38
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Angels Gate Hi-Railers (O)
Belmont Shore MRC (N)   
10:00 to 4:00
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro
(Angels Gate Park)

Mary Barstow (G, HO)
10:00 to 4:00   
6930 Clovercliff Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes

Inland Terminal Model RR Club (S, Sn3)
10:00 to 3:00
4734 West 152nd Street

Steve Kin (HO)
11:00 to 4:00
4923 Verdura Avenue

Los Angeles Model Railroad Soc. (HO/HOn3)
10:00 to 4:00
14005 South Crenshaw Boulevard

John Polen (G)
10:00 to 4:00
5365 Middlecrest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes

Lindley Ruddick (Z)
10:00 to 2:00
28042 Acana Road
Rancho Palos Verdes

Jeff Smith (HO)
9:00 to 3:00
6143 Adenmoor Avenue

Ron Varnell (HO)
8:00 to 7:00
2741 Plaza Del Amo Suite 211
Hospitality Tent Open At This
Location 8:00 to 11:00

Persons taking this tour assume all risks and liability for their personal safety personal safety.