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Date: 09/09/23 18:06
Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festival
Author: PasadenaSub

My brother (WP921 here on TO) and I attended the Los Angeles Union Station Train Festival today, riding in on a Metrolink commuter train.  After checking out the full-size trains up on the platform, we toured the various layouts set up in the old ticketing area near the entrance of the station.  There were 2 HO, as well as an N scale and a massive Z scale layout. 

One of the HO layouts was a modular traction layout, a cityscape that featured older cars and motors as well as a newer LAMTA scratchbuilt car, looking like the latest 1000-series for the Gold (L-line).  Very impressive layout and amazing that it's modular as the catenary seemed seamless.  They even had an LA subway station that was visible from a window on the side, with another scratchbuilt LA subway car set.

Here's some stills of the amazing layout.  For 3 videos, see my reply below for reuploads.  The festival will continue tomorrow as well, free to the public:

Train Festival 2023 (unionstationla.com)

Rich



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/23 16:18 by PasadenaSub.



Date: 09/09/23 18:16
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: PasadenaSub

And the still pics.






Date: 09/09/23 20:59
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: ChrisCampi

Traction is fascinating. It hasn't been until the last ten years or so that I've become interested in It. My loss. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 09/09/23 21:39
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: WP921

This traction layout was impressive.  The mobility of the catenary on this modular layout must be challenging to deal with as it is quite extensive.  Regarding the Z Scale layout, it was indeed massive.



Date: 09/10/23 07:19
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: funnelfan

Looks like a nicely done layout!

Ted Curphey
Ontario, OR



Date: 09/10/23 14:41
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: KevinLA

I'm guessing that this is the Southern California Traction Club.



Date: 09/10/23 16:12
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: PasadenaSub

Here's another attempt to get at least one of the videos to play.  Maybe a bad upload yesterday.

Rich

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Date: 09/10/23 16:47
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: WP921

Rich, the videos worked this time.  In one of them, I could hear myself speaking to you as you were recording the action.  They came out good.

Gary



Date: 09/10/23 21:55
Re: Interesting HO traction layout @ LA Union Station Train festi
Author: atsf121

Looks like a lot of fun Rich, that traction layout is very impressive!

Nathan



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