Upcoming Events

September 10 , 2014


Cajon Division Meet, October 11-12, Banning, CA Meet

Pacific Southwest Region Convention, September 16-20, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ Convention

National Model Railroad Association Convention, August 23-29, Portland, OR Convention

  Model Railroads of Southern California

Layout Tour No. 42, September 20-21, North Orange County and Corona

Email to: chiefbobbb@verizon.net
This will be a self-guided tour of thirteen layouts in North Orange County and Corona. Two layouts are appearing for the first time on our tour program: Ron Grau’s G scale Cactus Gulch Railroad and Henri Seynaeve’s collection of several Z scale modular layouts. Altogether there will be four HO scale layouts, one N scale layout, three O scale layouts (two On30), one Z scale layout and four garden railroads. This is a free event and you may bring relatives and friends. If you would like layout descriptions and a tour map showing the general locations of all layouts, please e-mail your request.



Banning Train Fest & NMRA Cajon Division Meet, October 11-12, 2014, Banning, CA

http://banningtrainfest.com/ or Cajon Fall Meet
There will be a swap meet, 11,000 square feet of modular layouts, vendors, displays, food booths, a children’s riding train and more. The two venues are the Banning Community Center and the Banning Schools Gymnasium. These are one block apart.
Additionally, Cajon Division/NMRA will conduct their Fall Meet as part of Train Fest. Their model railroad clinics and presentations will be open to the public at no additional charge over the $5.00 general admission (good for both days). The Cajon Division Meet will feature model and prototype subject clinics, displays, a model contest, a Hobo auction and a “TimeSaver” switching layout.


October Railfair, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, October 11–12, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ

All Aboard! This free event features model train displays and exhibits, the park's award winning Model Railroad Building displaying O, N, and HO scale trains, moonwalks, and other entertainment. Free tours through the Roald Amundsen Pullman car, a former presidential car. Many of the park's seldom seen railroad equipment will be on display.


Decks Over Cuesta, Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Convention, October 29 - November 1, 2014, San Louis Obispo, CA http://www.sphts.org/convention/

CONVENTION PRESENTATIONS (TENTATIVE): Slide Potpourri of California Espee (Burket), Transition Era Cuesta Operations (Thompson), Oil and The SP (Zehnder), Trolleys through the Wonderland, the Early Pacific Electric Railway (Crossley), Modeling PFE Wood Ice Reefers — Revisited (Hartley), The Southern Pacific on the Central Coast, 1985-1990 (Hornbeck), Modeling Transition Era Beet Trains and the Guadalupe Interchange (Inman), Working the Carrizozo Sub (Signor), Milepost Memories Along the Southern Pacific: Milepost #4 (Lange), San Luis Obispo's First Railroad: the Pacific Coast Railway (Merriam), Slip-Sliding Away — Heavy Rains on the Coast Line, 1978 (McGinley), Piggyback with Paul (Koehler), SPH&TS Archives Preview (Coscia), Old Timers Panel (various)