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    Central Coast RR Festival: Oct. 1-4 (Calif.)

    A Festival With A Large Layout Tour San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will host the 2015 Central Coast Railroad Festival from October 1st to 4th. This Festival spotlights numerous types of railroading in the heart of the California Central Coast. The festival focuses on rail history, exhibits...
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    Banning (CA) TrainFest – What, Where & When

    The Second Annual Banning TrainFest takes place October 11th and 12th in Banning. Hours are 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 Sunday. The $5.00 admission includes all venues. Children 12 and under are FREE! The admission is good for both days and parking is free. Festival activities...
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    Model Citizens Project Update – August 2014

    As part of Sara Kelly’s documentary project she recently traveled to the NMRA Convention in Cleveland to take in local layouts and the National Train Show, and to interview some of the NMRA leadership. She also traveled to tour layouts in Pennsylvania and Baltimore and interviewed their owners...
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    Model Citizens Documentary – Video Trailer

    Fresh from documentary film maker Sara Kelly is this two-and-a-half minute video trailer for Model Citizens narrated by Michael Gross: http://vimeo.com/99399840 The project website is: http://modelcitizensmovie.com/ Currently there are eight video shorts on the project website...
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    Alpine Division Scale Models – Owners To Retire

    I received this today from Mike and Linda De Ghetto. Bob Chaparro Moderator Model Railroads of Southern California https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California/ ++++ ALPINE DIVISION SCALE MODELS, L.L.C. P.O. Box 6, Artesia CA 90702-0006 (Mail)...
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    Model Citizens: A Documentary Project

    Below are links to two short video clips from the Model Citizens: A Documentary Project website operated by San Diego-based documentary film maker and journalism professor Sara Kelly. Sara has begun interviewing model railroaders and railfans from around Southern California about our hobby...
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    Coast Rails 2014 PCR Convention (Show Your Layout)

    Work is well under way on the Coast Rails 2014, the Pacific Coast Region/NMRA Convention. This event is coming to San Luis Obispo, CA, on April 30 through May 4, 2014. I will be handling the layout tours and these self-guided tours will take place in San Luis Obispo County, lower Monterey...
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    Banning (CA) Train Festival – What, Where & When

    The Banning Centennial Train Festival takes place this weekend, October 19th & 20th. Hours are 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 Sunday. The $5.00 admission includes all venues and children 12 and under are FREE! The admission is good for both days and parking is free. Festival...
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    Banning Train Festival – Model Railroad Clinics

    Banning Train Festival – Model Railroad Clinics As part of the Banning Centennial Train Festival a series of model railroad clinics will be presented. All clinics will be held in the Banning Community Center, 789 N. San Gorgonio Avenue, Banning, CA. The $5.00 Festival admission includes...
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    HO Layout On Tour - Banning (CA) Train Festival (Oct. 19 & 20)

    Important Notice – Layout Tour Cancelled The layout tour featuring Werner Brandt’s HO scale Gateway to the Sunset Route layout has been cancelled. This layout tour was to be held in conjunction with the Banning (CA) Centennial Train Festival on October 19 & 20. All other Train Festival...
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    Railroad Model Contest – Banning (CA) Train Festival - Cash Prizes

    Here is information about the Banning Train Festival’s Model Contest. This will be a judged model contest with four $50.00 cash prizes to the winners. The purpose of the contest is to introduce the general public to the best efforts in the hobby as represented by "contest quality" models...
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    So. Calif, Layout Tour – Sept. 1 (Thirty Layouts!!)

    Model Railroads Of Southern California’s thirty-ninth layout tour takes place on Sunday, September 1. This will be a self-guided tour of thirty layouts at twenty-four locations throughout Southern California. Four home layouts and one club are appearing for the first time on our tour...
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    Exhibit Your Layout – Central Coast RR Festival (CA)

    The Central Coast Railroad Festival ( http://ccrrf.com/ ) will take place October 10-14, 2013 (Thursday-Monday) in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. As was done in 2010, 2011 and 2012, I will organize a self-guided layout tour as part of the Festival. We had nineteen...
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    Chartered Trip - Ride The Fillmore & Western Railway (Aug. 28)

    As reported in the Ventura County STAR and TrainOrders, the Ventura County Transportation Commission plans to terminate its lease with the privately owned Fillmore & Western Railway on December 1. That action would prevent the railroad from using the Santa Paula branch line owned by the...
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    Banning Train Festival (So. Calif.) - Swap Meet Application

    The Banning Centennial Train Festival will be held on October 19th & 20th, 2013. There will be a ONE-DAY indoor railroad swap meet on Saturday, October 19, within the Festival venue, at LifePoint Church, 565 N. San Gorgonio Avenue. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/mc9np67 Plan to sell...
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    Garden RRs With Photos - The National Narrow Gauge Convention

    The 33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention is coming to Southern California on August 28 – 31 at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena. Self-guided layout tours take place on Tuesday, August 27th, through Sunday, September 1st. There are approximately seventy home and club layouts on the tour in both...
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    Layouts With Photos - The National Narrow Gauge Convention (Almost 30 HO Layouts)

    The 33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention is coming to Southern California on August 28 – 31 at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena. Self-guided layout tours take place on Tuesday, August 27th, through Sunday, September 1st. There are approximately seventy home and club layouts on the tour in both...
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    Volunteer For Nat. Narrow Gauge Convention – Get A One-Day Pass

    The 33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention is coming to Southern California on August 28 – 31 at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena. Volunteers are needed for various standing and sitting jobs such as: • Providing directions and guidance • Assisting clinicians • Providing clerical functions...
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    Testors’ Model Master Line To Add Railroad Colors

    I just received this from Jeff Smith, owner of RailMasters Hobbies in Bellflower. Bob Chaparro Moderator Model Railroads of Southern California http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California/ +++ Just received this news, which I had already figured that they would...
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    Tehachapi Loop By (Model) Airplane

    Courtesy of Mel Perry, here is what you get when you combine a love of trains, a model airplane and today’s technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLb_99f_JSE&feature=player_embedded Thank you, Mel!!! Bob Chaparro Moderator Model Railroads of Southern California...




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