Tag Archives: Pacific Electric

Off my trolley – Southern Pacific San Fernando Valley branch

Not quite ‘Off my trolley’ but in the vicinity.  Some while back I looked at the Pacific Electric station at North Hollywood as a potential modular layout.  Running closely parallel to the Pacific Electric at this location is the Southern … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric at its best

Browsing (as one does) I came across a New York Subway site with this excellent picture of a Pacific Electric PCC car at an unknown, but very modellable location.  (OK, New York site, PE picture, does not compute…..  but it’s still … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – San Pedro

At the end of one line from LA and Watts were San Pedro and LA Harbour.  In the days of large ocean liners, collecting passengers from the liner and transporting them into LA generated a lot of traffic through San Pedro. San … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric to Watts – 3

Finally, could one model the northern end, at Oscar’s junction, or the southern end, at Watts, of the four-track main line?  The prototype track layouts below are taken from the Model Railroader article.  Both have real potential as stand-alone layouts, but … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric to Watts – 2

Now for a couple of simple ideas for Pacific Electric N-mod modules.  I’ve selected two places where other lines crossed the four-track main line.  The first of these, nearest Watts, is at Slauson Tower, where the ATSF Harbor branch crossed the PE.  The … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric to Watts

Once again, it’s been a long time since I posted on traction and trolleys.  But I’m still thinking about modelling ideas, and while I wait, more interurbans and trolleys keep appearing on the Shapeways site. One of my issues with … Continue reading

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Are model railways addictive?

This came from the ‘Trainlife’ site, and was unattributed, but claimed to be from a UK publication.  Looking round the club, it could just be true…. MODEL RAILWAYS PROMOTE SEXISM AND ARE AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE! A recent American study … Continue reading

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