Hi, all, Recently I've been able to visit two very grand HO club layouts. ============== #1: On Tuesday 10/12/04, thx to Gene Mikijanic and Bob Nalbone, I was able to visit The Model Railroad Club, Inc. (TMRCI), in Union, NJ, during a business trip. One of the finest HO model railroads in the country, founded by Paul Mallery. Some great train modeling, their web site is: http://www.tmrci.com Here's a teaser: To see the 40 or so photos I took, go to my URL below and find "Volumes 1 and 2: The Model Railroad Club, Inc.": http://community.webshots.com/user/atsf_arizona_layout_tours Thx for letting me visit, TMRCI! ============= #2: San Diego Model RR Museum - La Mesa HO Tehachapi Layout Tehachapi Loop layout photos from behind the scenes (Especially SP and ATSF fans), Thanks to the San Diego Model RR Museum, La Mesa HO Club, on Tuesday night, Oct 19, 2004, they let me visit during their work night. I took about 70 photos from *behind the scenes* of their massive, wonderful Tehachapi Loop HO layout. Some great modeling of the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe on the Tehachapi Pass on a grand scale. 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 teaser, a picture of Caliente on the eastbound climb towards Tehachapi Loop: 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 visits!