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 An Sn3 version of the Westside Lumber Company in the early to mid-1950's. The setting is the woods of the Sierra Nevada mountains, about 120 miles east of San Francisco. The layout occupies a 30’ x40’ basement room. The layout is about 1000 square feet. Track work is hand laid, with about 30% dual gauge. The scenery is highly detailed, and about 98% complete.
Motive power includes WSLC Shays, WSLC Heislers (both narrow gauge and standard gauge as per the prototype), a WSLC Porter, a Sierra Railroad Climax, an early Sierra diesel, one standard gauge Sierra Railroad 2-8-0, a WSLC Plymouth Diesel and a WSLC Railbus for passenger service into the woods. All engines are DCC with sound.
Operation is at a relaxed pace, closely following the actual traffic patterns of the company in this time period. Three Town Shays work the delivery of empties from Tuolumne to Deadwood, while three Woods Shays deliver reloaded lumber from Deep Gorge to Deadwood. The standard gauge Sierra Railroad works the Tuolumne Drying Yards and the town. Work trains deliver oil, water and sand to the camps, while an excursion train brings visitors up to Camp 24 to have lunch with the camp crew and return to town in time for dinner.
The primary objective of the operating scheme is for the engineers to have fun!

Plan Over View
Tuolumne Yard Scratch Built Structures
Shay #10 Sawby
Shay #8 Shay #8 Furniture
Shay #8 Tuolumne Log Dump Camp #24
Overview Camp #24 Bourland Bridge
Shay #14 Shay #14 Deep Gorge
Shay # 8

 

 

 

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