|Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum|
Thanks to Gary Van Aken for all the HO pictures on this page.|
The Guadalupe yard is coming right along. This is the north end of the yard model, and will be joined to the south end with a not-yet-built 8-foot module. Wiring and switch installation is next on this north module. Skip Purper's been working on this model of a warehouse for the downtown module - nice job, particularly the weathering! Pictured at right is the actual building with a view of the same end (slightly different angle).
Pictured at right is essentially the same-angle view of the modeled building at left above.
The light-colored SMVRR enginehouse can be seen in the distance on the left behind the tank cars. The long side of the building faces south in the picture above. At right is essentially the same view of the modeled building.
Skip's building as it exists today (July 28, 2004). It is located along the tracks just south of the East Avenue and E. Boone street intersection. It's part of the SMVRR downtown yard, east of the enginehouse. This view looks at the west end.
This picture looks at the northeast corner of the building. The large door above the white wall is on a side that is angled relative to the end and side. The building is "notched out" where track runs right along the building at an angle.
Predominantly a view of the south-facing wall of the model.
Skip's warehouse. Pictured at left is essentially the same view of the actual building. The "notched out" corner is on the far right (not visible) where the track goes by.