Railfanning Playa Desnuda at Sunset…

February 22, 1953  was a special day for the Pacific Electric. It marked the only time that a Pacific Electric PCC car went down the Airline. Fortunately, they ran the PCC’s down to Playa Desnuda almost every weekday during the summer for people to enjoy the beach view. Here we have the last car heading back to Los Angeles on June 11, 1952 as the sun is setting….Fortunately I had two cameras with me and I was able to get a decent picture with Kodachrome…

Finally got some modeling time today…

Smoken’ Joe D’Amato sent me a new old kit as a gift…a Micro Trains Box Factory kit. Well, I don’t have a need for a box factory, but the Shell Oil depot needs an office. I have been looking at vintage photos of Shell buildings, and they seem to be all white with red trim. I sprayed the kit with Velspar satin white and Velspar tool box red….

I haven’t finished it yet, I test fit the roof tonight and I need to add the corner trim…

I also need to load the dock with 55 gallon oil drums…