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Dave Houston

Southern Pacific, HO

Note this layout is 97 miles from the hotel (and well worth the drive!) and will be available on Thursday March 14.

Freelanced version of the SP. Donner and Shasta crossings and Coast Line, Burbank Branch in the 60s

A walk-in basement in California is not very common, but this one was available (house included) and a dream has become reality. 11X55 feet in size, a completed (yes, you read that right!) double deck freelance prototype layout. Emphasis is on operations with car cards, track warrants, long trains and two person crews. Digitrax and sound in nearly every locomotive makes the scene complete. The Rocklin Sub can handle 12 operators in a session and typically run 8 hours but be advised that is it not ADA compliant: there are stairs to reach the layout or the bathroom but if you are able to make the climb, a great time awaits you.

Here is a nice video of the Rocklin Reefer Block...

And Here's one of the Rocklin fruit operations....

Featured in NMRA Magazine December 2010

Updated 12/12/2018