Dave Dawes - Model Railways and Photography
This model railroad layout was built to show what can be achived in Z scale.
It is 8' long by 18"wide,its has 5 hidden storage loops and a main line along the front
It is not set on a particular location,but is being built to give a feel of the California Coast (as per the name).
The layout did have a time line of roughly late 1970's to mid 80's but with all the great Z stock coming through i  decided to run trains from different periods to add extra interest at shows.
 
Eric and Sandra Jones now own CC and will do a small amount of shows per year
A Yahoo group has also been started
 
CLICK ON THE PICS FOR A LARGER VIEW,All new pics now shown at top.
 
Layout all setup at the Alton Ltd,Medstead 12 Nov 09
Layout all setup at the Alton Ltd,Medstead 12 Nov 09
CM Oct 2009
CM Oct 2009
CM Oct 2009
CM Oct 2009
Long view of the sea with a UP train
peco publications
Long view of the sea with a UP train
UP passenger exits the right hand tunnel
UP passenger exits the right hand tunnel
peco publications
A view of the cottage
peco publications
A view of the cottage
Looking up from the ocean
Looking up from the ocean
peco publications
2 freights meet at the siding
peco publications
2 freights meet at the  siding
Long view of the layout
Long view of the layout
peco publications
SP freight heads along the cliffs
peco publications
SP freight heads along the cliffs
looking back at the sidding with an SP freight exiting the tunnel
looking back at the sidding with an SP freight exiting the tunnel
looking back at the SP shed and Paco's
looking back at the SP shed and Paco's
SP freight passing the SP maintenance shed
SP freight passing the SP maintenance shed
Low shot upt o the right hand tunnel
Low shot upt o the right hand tunnel
Overall view of the left board,showing the Ocean at the front
Overall view of the left board,showing the Ocean at the front
View of the Cliffs from the sea
View of the Cliffs from the sea
Bathers on the rocks at the bottom of the cliff side
Bathers on the rocks at the bottom of the cliff side
Scenery nearly there
Scenery nearly there
Left hand corner of layout scenery nearly done
Left hand corner of layout scenery nearly done
Some of the colour going on
With one of the 3 buildings (this ones not yet finished)that will be on the layout
Some of the colour going on
Another angle
Another angle
Scenery starting to come together on the right hand board
Scenery starting to come together on the right hand board
All the plaster work done and backscene with 1 coat of blue paint
All the plaster work done and backscene with 1 coat of blue paint
Long view of layout
Looking back at the control end of the layout
Looking back at the control end of the layout
Looking at the tunnel end furthest from the control panel,the sea area has been sealed with pva
Looking at the tunnel end furthest from the control panel,the sea area has been sealed with pva
Hills starting to come together and a little colour added
Hills starting to come together and a little colour added
Long shot looking back from the control panel end,with the backscene (laminate floor panel) in place
Long shot looking back from the control panel end,with the backscene (laminate floor panel) in place
The new rock formations (polystrene tiles) starting to take shape
The new rock formations (polystrene tiles) starting to take shape
A triple headed SP freight pops out of the top tunnel
A triple headed SP freight pops out of the top tunnel
Layout looking from the Control end with the viewing side on the right and storage on the left a backscene will be just in front of the storage loops
Layout looking from the Control end with the viewing side on the right and storage on the left a backscene will be just in front of the storage loops
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