OCLB - Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Outing

  • Sat, March 18, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 3600 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731
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  • Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Day Trip

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The Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of Great Outdoos presents:

Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Day Trip

Saturday, March 18, 2023, Noon to 4 PM

Contact: Frederick Brown E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com Phone: 562-754-1838

Frank Hinojosa, neighbor of Trip Leader Frederick Brown will be hosting us at the club. Participants will have an opportunity to run the model trains.

Photographs are from the Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club’s web page.

The text in quotation marks below is from the Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club’s Facebook Page:

In 1971, a small group of modelers gathered together in the Belmont Shore City Library with the intent to form the country's first N-scale model railroad club. The club first took shape in the basement of a hobby shop in Long Beach. Soon there after, it found a home in Signal Hill. This was the clubs first real start featuring a full size layout. Sometime later, that location was lost and the club moved to an old Army facility in the city of Bell. That lasted until 1979 when another move was needed, this time to our current location in Angels Gate Park.

Today the club is one of the country's premiere layouts. Located in Angels Gate Park in San Pedro.

Built in an old Army barracks, the layout occupies the second story resulting in a railroad that measures 25 by 90 feet. The track plan is ten scale miles of double track from the city of Belmont to Bakersfield, plus a single track line to San Joaquin. Past San Joaquin, a branch line is under construction to Carbondale where it will interchange with a narrow gauge railroad. A unique feature of this track plan is a train will never pass through a scene more than once, except of course on the loop. This gives the appearance that a train is actually going somewhere, not just running around in circles.

The Belmont Shore club is also where the ideas of N-Trak were hammered out.”

The Club is locateat 3600 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731. Click here for a map.

If registrants are interested, we can meet for lunch in San Pedro at 11:30 AM for a lunch before the outing. If so, please contact the trip leader at fredincal346@gmail.com.

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