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Starting last Saturday, and ending this afternoon, SV FreeMoN (along with a number of other local groups, such as Peninsula N-Track, AsiaNRail, Diablo Valley Garden and Golden Gate Lionel) have been displaying and running trains every day at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. This is their annual Trains and Plane show. (personal fact, it was the first of these shows where I was first introduced to the group)

We set up last Friday afternoon. A bit smaller than our usual layout, and not quite so much space as one of the big train shows, but that is the beauty of the flexibility of Free-Mo-N. We even put one of our return loops around a piller in the museum!

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Getting the modules aligned correctly is always a tricky job

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMoN at Hiller Aviation Trains & Planes Show
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 12:10:49 PM »
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Here's how it looks from overhead

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 12:11:47 PM »
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My newly detailed and sound installed SP Black Widows made their first appearance

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 12:13:41 PM »
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The SP Morning Daylight on Steve Williams' Lockhart TX module

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 12:14:48 PM »
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The Daylight pulling past the dynamite factory and the Loose Caboose

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 12:15:57 PM »
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SP 3762, a 2-10-2, pulling a heavy weight passenger consist

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 12:17:43 PM »
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On Thursday, the three of us who were there during the week, declared that it would be "Yellow Train" Day. We had to run UP. First up, I set up Big Boy #4023 to run a mixed load of coal, freight and fruit; as well as FEF #844 with passenger excursion

Here is the freight coming into Silicon Valley

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 12:20:16 PM »
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Here are the two, at the station area

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 12:20:48 PM »
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And... a video of the Big Boy leaving SV Station area on its run

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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMoN at Hiller Aviation Trains & Planes Show
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 01:25:40 PM »
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What's the best way to stay abreast of your groups shows?  Facebook?

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 01:39:44 PM »
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Very nice work!
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Re: Silicon Valley FreeMoN at Hiller Aviation Trains & Planes Show
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 01:43:05 PM »
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Dang!  Missed it by one week! 
I'll be in Anaheim next week and opted to take the Coastal Starlight and Zephyr home, which gives me a one night layover in SF on Thursday.

The layout is looking great as always!
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 12:25:05 PM »
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[continuing the story]

The Big Boy got its freight load all the way up to Devil Mountain

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2017, 12:26:06 PM »
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The FEF caught up with the Big Boy there, and, along with the intermodal train pulled by a modern "UP Heritage" consist, some nice history...

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