New Member From Hemet, CA

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by thecitrusbelt, Aug 9, 2010.

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    thecitrusbelt New Member

    Aug 8, 2010
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    I am Bob Chaparro from Hemet, CA.

    I’m currently building an HO scale layout (20’ x 12' dedicated room) based on the citrus industry in Southern California, circa 1956.

    I am a life member of the NMRA and past President of the Pacific Southwest Region/NMRA. I am a member of the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society and the Orange County Module Railroaders.

    I was the Layout Tour Chairman for the 2008 national conventions of the NMRA and Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society. I am the Layout Tour Chairman for the 2011 Sn3 Symposium and the 2013 National Narrow Gauge Convention.

    I also own and moderate three railroad groups on Yahoo (listed below). The work I do for the Yahoo groups is completely voluntary and I accept no money, gifts or favors for this work. All group expenses are paid by me.

    Model Railroads Of Southern California – A group for Southern California model railroaders and model railroad layout owners to share their progress, experiences, tips and techniques with each other. All Southern California model railroaders, with or without layouts, are very welcome to participate.

    We do free layout tours…20 tours since 2006.

    Citrus Industry Modeling Group – A group for modelers, railfans and historians. The group collects and shares information about the operations of the Santa Fe, Pacific Electric, Pacific Fruit Express (Southern Pacific & Union Pacific Railroads) as they relate to Southern California's citrus industry. The group also collects and shares information about citrus farming, packing and shipping activities with a concentration on the ice bunker refrigerator car era.

    Railway Bull Shippers Group – A group for model railroaders, railfans and historians. This group collects and shares information about railroad livestock and meat transportation and the rolling stock, facilities and operations which supported it. This group covers any railroad in North America, plus the meat packing business. This group helps members to use this information to model prototype railroad equipment, conduct realistic operations on model railroads and create accurate infrastructure.