Recently I inherited a couple of locomotives, freight cars and two out of production craftsman kits. Among them was a Period Miniatures Berghoff Brewery kit, that appears to be missing the window glazing. Does it fit in to the Southern California scene? Does it look like it can produce a […]

Period Miniatures Berghoff Brewery Build…


A lost Siskiyou Southern train somehow made it to Playa Desnuda from the almost great State of Jefferson…who knows how…. The truth is that Scott Mangold passed away in June and I inherited Siskiyou Southern 1, 2 and 3. They are a Rivarossi Light Pacific, a Heavy Pacific and a […]

The Siskiyou Southern is really far south…


I have been looking at other layouts and been considering a change to my fascia. It has been a tan since the very beginning Some layouts look great with a black fascia… But I am not sure about black, maybe a dark brown? my artistic daughter looked at the shelves […]

Trying out new fascia colors



the same strange blue box was found in pictures of Playa Desnuda from 1953 and 1981…

Bad Wolf?


A strange box just appeared in Playa Desnuda….and a mad man wearing a fez an a bowtie ran out….

Out of Thin Air…


I once said that if I were to get a Hollywood Car, the wire at Playa Desnuda would go back up….thank you Art for the line poles…

Hanging wire…