I have had a Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0 since the first run, and was at one point going to make it a Pacific Coast Railway loco. The Pacific Electric would lease steamers all the time from their parent road, the Southern Pacific. The PE also owned a handful of 0-6-0’s, and […]

To Foob or not to Foob….


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. The first image is from pacificelectric.org and the second is from […]

Looking at another scratch build




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….

The Playa Desnuda Branch was busy today


Is this the time that a Micro Trains True Scale Coupler has ever been mounted on an N Scale interurban?

I have to wonder..


I am getting closer to having Pacific Electric Express Motor 1445 in revenue. Just like 1124, she needs windows, lights and poles. Unfortunately, there are no accurately spaced freight motor decals, so I used passenger car lettering.

Pacific Electric Express Motor 1445