Tag Archives: Pacific Electric

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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Off my trolley – modelling traction in N

Let’s take a slight diversion away from layout design to consider what one might run on this N gauge traction layout.  At moments like these I sometimes wish I had chosen HO to model in.  There is a good range … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – branchlines 2 – North Hollywood

One of my many diversions away from railways is reading (almost anything).  This includes crime fiction.  One of my favourite authors is Michael Connelly and his Harry Bosch police procedurals – set in Los Angeles, and especially in the Hollywood area.  … Continue reading

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