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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2018, 09:35:31 AM »
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(Ok, that was bad.)

Yes, yes it was. :lol: :facepalm:

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2018, 12:46:33 AM »
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The dispatcher really messed up this afternoon, sending 1445 to the freight station and 1011 to D’Amato Lumber to pick up cars as 1124 was running through town….

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2018, 12:18:30 AM »
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Looking at another scratch build.

I have decided that the citizens of Playa Desnuda need a passenger shelter, and was guided to this structure. I am thinking about using a friend’s Cricut machine to make the end and center supports out of .020″ styrene.





These passenger shelters were built around 1906 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway, more commonly known as The Balloon Route. They had to have been one of last items built, due to the merger of the LAP into the Pacific Electric on March 19, 1906.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2018, 12:25:23 AM »
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That's quite the coupler swing on the trolley
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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2018, 11:33:23 PM »
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Yesterday, while cleaning up my garage, I came across an old kit that I forgot about.  Today I painted up an Atlas Suburban Passenger Shelter in Pacific Electric colors. While not perfect, it is a decent stand in.



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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2018, 06:59:57 PM »
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Just like my obsession with the freight station that started me down the path of modeling the Pacific Electric in N Scale, the Pacific Electric interlocking towers got stuck in my mind.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a kit in N Scale that matches the prototype.

https://www.pacificelectric.org/pacific-electric/southern-district/amoco-tower-by-charles-lawrence-2/

Fortunately, there are plans for a basic interlocking tower, just move some windows and doors around..

http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/interlocking-tower.87092/#post-945884








I built this using Evergreen 0.020″ V Grove siding with 0.040″ spacing, Grandt line windows and doors, Plastastruct stairs and handrails, and finally the roof of a Micro Trains box factory. I will also add in the 90*crossing....

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2019, 11:19:24 PM »
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After months of not having a layout up (it was standing up in a corner of the garage), I mounted Playa Desnuda to the wall of my garage. 



I am 6'5", and I think that I need to build a railroad style stool (like a Pullman step stool) for visitors

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2019, 12:11:01 AM »
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Very well done, sir!

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2019, 11:51:04 PM »
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 April 9, 1961, the MTA closed the chapter of interurban passenger service in Southern California. Today saw the return of interurban passenger service…in my garage. Looks like I need to do a little bit more track cleaning!