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Date: 09/17/22 19:42
Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: dmaffei

Sunday 9-11 at the La Mesa clubs Ilmon siding with Liz Allen's fantastic beet train. 








Date: 09/17/22 19:45
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: dmaffei

Three more from that Sunday








Date: 09/17/22 21:03
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: SPDRGWfan

The beet goes on
Fantastic!

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Date: 09/17/22 22:07
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: Roadmaster

Those are some fantastic scenes in photos 4 and 5 and at Walong!

Matthew



Date: 09/17/22 22:42
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: photobob

Dave your model photos are as good as they come, 

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 09/18/22 06:42
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: CNW

Photo 4 is outstanding, but they all look great!

Dennis



Date: 09/18/22 10:28
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: dmaffei

Didn't take as many photos this time as I had a train to run, but did take more iPhone videos. I should have given location of photos besides Ilmon. Photo 4 is east bound at Bealville, photo 5 is the west end of Caliente siding, photo 6 is the loop of coarse. We stopped the train on the grade with helper for still photos. This video is a three way meet at the west end of Caliente with Rick Selby's incredible SP cement train with a slow motion look at some of his cement cars. It's just to much fun to photograph that layout. 
Thanks again to the La Mesa club. 

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Date: 09/18/22 10:46
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: dh30973

Dave
I'm glad Tim Costello and I could host you and the others for an incredible weekend on the La Mesa Tehachapi Pass layout. The pictures turned out great. 

Dave Hussey



Date: 09/18/22 11:21
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: photobob

Daves photo in B&W. 

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 09/18/22 12:28
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: TCnR

Looks great, classic SP.
Like pages from a Strapac SP Review from before the flood.
t4p.



Date: 09/18/22 12:35
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: ChrisCampi

Both trains are amazing.



Date: 09/19/22 14:43
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: superchief73

Very Nice! 

Javier Cervantes
Castle Rock , CO



Date: 09/20/22 08:06
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: 6432

Dave, it doesn’t matter which layout you run your beet train; La Mesa, Richmond or Crockett it looks fantastic. The meet with Liz Allen’s beet train was amazing. Reminds me of when I lived in the Central Valley. Thanks for posting.
John B

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Date: 09/22/22 22:03
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: johnsweetser

Non-prototypical features of La Mesa's version of Bealville (photo 4):

In the 1950s, there were no lane markings on Bealville Road including in the vicinity of the crossing.

The water tank at Bealville was painted black, not a brownish color.

The eucalyptus tree (or trees) south of the water tank did not lean at an absurd angle.



Date: 09/23/22 05:24
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: SPDRGWfan

johnsweetser Wrote:
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> Non-prototypical features of La Mesa's version of
> Bealville (photo 4):
>
> In the 1950s, there were no lane markings on
> Bealville Road including in the vicinity of the
> crossing.
>
> The water tank at Bealville was painted black, not
> a brownish color.
>
> The eucalyptus tree (or trees) south of the water
> tank did not lean at an absurd angle.

A layout cannot be correct for all time frames.



Date: 09/23/22 11:22
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: PHall

johnsweetser Wrote:
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> Non-prototypical features of La Mesa's version of
> Bealville (photo 4):
>
> In the 1950s, there were no lane markings on
> Bealville Road including in the vicinity of the
> crossing.
>
> The water tank at Bealville was painted black, not
> a brownish color.
>
> The eucalyptus tree (or trees) south of the water
> tank did not lean at an absurd angle.

So when do you plan on going down to San Diego and helping them fix these "errors"?



Date: 09/24/22 18:47
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: WAF

PHall Wrote:
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> johnsweetser Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Non-prototypical features of La Mesa's version
> of
> > Bealville (photo 4):
> >
> > In the 1950s, there were no lane markings on
> > Bealville Road including in the vicinity of the
> > crossing.
> >
> > The water tank at Bealville was painted black,
> not
> > a brownish color.
> >
> > The eucalyptus tree (or trees) south of the
> water
> > tank did not lean at an absurd angle.
>
> So when do you plan on going down to San Diego and
> helping them fix these "errors"?
Ha



Date: 09/25/22 14:35
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: johnsweetser

They have long known about two of the inaccuracies (regarding the leaning tree, I noticed it for the first time in this thread).



Date: 09/25/22 14:37
Re: Beet meet at Ilmon
Author: WAF

johnsweetser Wrote:
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> They have long known about two of the inaccuracies
> (regarding the leaning tree, I noticed it for the
> first time in this thread).
So what? Can't be perfect and it does cover different eras



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