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Does ANYONE know what loco’s ran the Casa Grande local in 1984-86? Images would be great, Thanks! *edit* I have asked on the Espee Yahoo group, and it looks like the locals were typically GP35R’s, most of the photos that I located on http://espee.railfan.net show Tucson painted on the cab and […]

Still looking for help….


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It appears that the Unkle Pete likes to run at least a pair of GP40’s as the local, and I am assuming that they are based out of Tucson, though they might be closer. I get down to the Sunset Route ironicaly, in the morning, right after dropping the girls […]

now for some trains….


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I am currently planning on using HO cork for the main, and N for the primary passing siding/run-around track, and many modelers have been questioning me on this idea. I have been looking at the roadbed in Casa Grande, and it is elevated more here than in many locations that […]

A close look at the road bed, and an industry ...



Going down track side is part of the fun of planning a layout, details can be the item that makes or breaks a layout….here are some shots from just west of town….looks like BLMA will be getting some good business from me….

details, details, details…..


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The first hurdle of building a layout is planning one. I don’t want to bite off more than i can chew, so I am looking at the “domino” plan of modeling.  What ever main idea that I choose, it will be one town, and a pair of 180 degree turns […]

Playing with track plans


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Hi, I have decided to build an N Scale layout based on the Southern Pacific railroad in Casa Grande, AZ. I have recently (within the last 3 years) moved to Casa Grande and I am a lifetime fan of the SP.  After moving out here, I have grown fond of […]

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