San Diego Model RR Museum Update - La Mesa HO Tehachapi Layout I've just posted a small January 2005 progress update to my Oct 2004 behind-the-scenes photo essay of this famous layout. Significant progress has been made and the Tehachapi Loop is taking shape. You can see the photos in Volume 4 of San Diego Model RR Musuem - La Mesa HO Club: http://community.webshots.com/album/256621879EmVWpr Here's two of the photos. A view of Tehachapi Loop under construction on the 2nd level, you can see the benchwork going in for the Tehachapi Loop above the existing ground level of layout: And here, you can see the Loop under construction: Progress is well along towards the goal of having trains running to the Loop in time for Summer 2005 and various conventions, such as the Pasadena July Santa Fe Historical Society convention and the San Diego October Southern Pacific Historical Society convention. Hope you enjoy the update! ========== Reposted below, is the information leading to the first three albums and 70 photos from the Oct 04 visit: ========== Thanks to the San Diego Model RR Museum - La Mesa HO Club, for a wonderful visit on Tuesday night, Oct 19, 2004. Following are about 70 photos from *behind the scenes* of their massive, wonderful Tehachapi Loop HO layout. You can see these photos online at: http://community.webshots.com/user/atsf_arizona_layout_tour2 look in Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Here's a picture of Caliente on the eastbound climb towards Tehachapi Loop taken more from 'train-level': To put the photos in perspective and understand what's going on with this massive layout, have your January 2004 Model Railroader cover story article handy: Hope you enjoy the visit!