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April 9, 1961, the MTA closed the chapter of interurban passenger service in Southern California. Today saw the return of interurban passenger service…in my garage. Looks like I need to do a little bit more track cleaning!

58 years ago today


After quite a few months of not having a layout, I built a shelf out of a broken dresser’s drawers. Ironically, it’s the same dresser that I used for the layout top…. I am 6’5″…I am thinking about building a railroad passenger car style step stool for visitors.

Time to start having fun again!





For the last last few years I have been working on my layout, but with much regerts, I have to take my layout down. My HOA company recently changed and they are going to be enforcing the no street parking rule that has been on the  books, yet not enforced […]

Farewell Playa Desnuda