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W. Hill and Colorado Midland

Host Name: 
Wayne Hill

Easy DCC. This Rocky Mt. Logging Railroad has dramatic rock castings from 24" off the floor to over 7ft. high with trees from 20'' to 2" tall going up into the "Sawatch Mt. Range", producing a realistic forced prospective of high elevations and great distances, giving breath taking views of a Rocky Mountains Railroad landscape. Finely detailed scenes of a 1920 saw mill, spar pole logging, town, engine yard, ore stamp mill, and a cattle ranch and more.

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Columbia Gorge

Host Name: 
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club

Visit the Host Club for the Convention. One of the largest clubs on the West Coast at 4200 square feet, modeling the Columbia Gorge from Portland to Hood River and Wishram. See models of Crown Point, Portland’s Union Station, an operating Steel Bridge and so much more. We have combined reality of the 1950’s in Oregon and Washington along with fantasy like Bigfoot, The Starship Enterprise and even the Doctor WHO Tardis. We run with NCE DCC.

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Freelance 9

Host Name: 
Mt. Hood Model Engineers

The club started in 1975, and is in the basement of the Mt. Tabor Masonic Lodge. The 1200 square foot layout models scenes of the Northwest. The mainline extends about Seven scale miles. Riveston and Bridgeport are connected by a double-ended 10 yard track concealed beneath a mountain ridge. There are many fine details and lots of things to look for.

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Columbia Cascade & Western

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Willamette Model Railroad Club (Clackamas)

The layout depicts the proposed, but never completed rail line over Santiam Pass, it feature's mainline operations and mountain railroading with helper service.
See the article in March 2015 NMRA Magazine.

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Tehama Valley Railroad

Host Name: 
Scott Buckley

The Tehama Valley Railroad (TVRR) is a freelanced Northern California short line that runs through the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Foothills in the late 1940’s.
The TVRR interchanges directly with the SP, and with the WP and ATSF through a former interurban line. The line primarily serves the agricultural and lumber industries.

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Port Townsend Southern

Host Name: 
Brian Ferris

Digitrax DCC controlled. This proto/freelanced layout is a modern version of a historical railroad that existed in turn-of-the-century Thurston County, Washington. It
features 1950’s-60’s equipment, including steam and early diesels on a bridge line of the Portland-Seattle mainline which leases track rights to northwest railroads:
NP, UP, GN, and Milwaukee.

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Chehalis Railroad

Host Name: 
Lewis County Model Railroad Club

Control Method - Digitrax DCC with Simplex Radio and JMRI Wifi throttle support. Located inside the Northern Pacific Chehalis Depot (now the Historical Museum), the
layout is a depiction of the railroads of Lewis County including the NP, GN, BN, UP, Milwaukee, and the Chehalis Western. Both the north/south mainline, the NP Willapa branch, and logging railroading are displayed.
There are a number of fine scratch built and kit built
structures. The mainline has computer controlled bidirectional
signalling. A free gift bag will be given to
each attendee.

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Union Pacific Oregon Division

Host Name: 
Shaun Toman

DCC-Digitraxx & Sound. Emphasis is on operation, scenery and highly detailed, plus masterfully weathered locomotives and rolling stock. The layout is built into a
former 12' x 12' foot tool shed, fully insulated, carpeted and well-lit. During operating sessions multiple trains run from an engine facility through highly detailed scenery
with cityscapes, farmland, creeks and forest.

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Canyon Creek Timber Railway

Host Name: 
Pete Vassler

NCE DCC Freelanced standard gauge logging operation set in scenic Skamania County, Washington. Cradled by Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens
(before she blew her top). Emphasis is on scenery, following Canyon Creek through logging scenes from mountain water falls to the shallow stream below with lots of trees.

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Bear Creek & South Jackson

Host Name: 
Charlie Comstock

Beautiful Mountain and valley scenery set this layout in the Oregon Cascades and Willamette Valley. 300’ mainline plus three branches. Digitrax DCC. TTTO ops.
Two yards build trains. Mostly scratch built turnouts. Custom control electronics. Massive staging area. Featured 50+ times in Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

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