The Eastside 2007 Tour

Code 250, Code 332, Live Steam, Battery, DCC, Track power, Air Wire, Aluminum, Brass, Nickel Silver, Hand laid track, 1:24, 1:22.5, 1:20.3, the East Mountains have it all. 9-20-07

The East Mountain Boys opened up their Railroads for a tour and we got it all.

I have never seen such variety. If you don't know what any of the above Jargon means, don't worry. You certainly get an education when you see those four very different railroads. They have different terrain, layouts, control, colors, the only thing they share is 45mm track width. If you missed the tour take it here. What is Code 250 & 332?

View some Videos Furman & Beck provided the photos.

Semler continues to improved operations and uses track power for over 700' of track in a double loop. He runs 1:20.3 and 1:22.5 equipment on LGB code 332 track with radii of 20' or more. Some equipment will be changed to Air Wire and battery power. He is adding a building to run the equipment into when it is not being used.
Furman uses live steam and track power on code 332 LGB brass rail. In 2007 he added even more track. Operating equipment is 1:20.3, 1:24 as well as 1:22.5. He added some new bridges with beautiful abutments. Live steam operation were a crowd pleaser as usually. There is video of the shay in operation. (see it in Videos)
The Melicks use DCC on code 250 rail. They experienced the some of the worst washouts of the East mountaineers because their layout is on a large steep slope. Operating equipment is 1:20.3 and 1:22.5 and runs on hand laid track over their switches and bridges. They have removed a few trees and open the views of the railroad up. The operation was flawless, very unusual for a open house.