19' x 21'
Around-the-room, with peninsula
Tomalco (flex); White Oak (S turnouts), P-B-L (Sn3 turnouts)
code 100 (S), 70 (Sn3)
Min. Turnout Frog:
#8 (main), #6 (yards)
48" to 60"
Mainline Track Length:
Donner Pass route
P-B-L Foreground System
Railroad Model Craftsman, Jun 2013, pg 40
NASG Dispatch, Jun 2012, pg 16 (photo essay)
S Gaugian, Jul 2007, pg 26
S Gaugian, Sep 2007, pg 24 (photo)
The layout also includes the Sierra Nevada Lumber Co. narrow-gauge branch line (Bob was an Sn3 modeler for over 30 years, so he had to have some narrow-gauge in this one!). This is Bob's fifth layout, and it is housed in a dedicated building.
Truckee is a joint yard facility servicing both Southern Pacific and Western Pacific Railroad locomotives after their runs over the Sierra. In this photo we see a modified and detailed Overland brass Southern Pacific F7A/B set in the foreground and a River Raisin brass SP SD9 emerging from the roundhouse lead. At the sanding facility is a brass Overland Western Pacific A/B set of FT locomotives, an American Models GP9 and a brass Overland Alco S-4 switcher. Each locomotive has been detailed for specific WP locomotives. On the far sanding track are four additional American Models GP9 engines. All are detailed and modified for specific Southern Pacific prototypes. The first two are SP passenger Geeps. Bob's photo appeared on the inside cover of the August 2022 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman in the NASG promotional ad campaign.
The Southern Pacific's 4-4-2 #3003 sure is giving its passengers a great view of the scenery on Bob's layout.