More to the mission at hand, I am building three modules for the upcoming show. Our internal standard will be 18' wide with adapter sections 24" for working with other clubs. The one I plan on keeping will be a simple straight section with a road crossing that will be modeled after the location of a PE Relay station. This is a picture of a part of the Eastern Section of PE on the way up to the Arrowhead Water facility.
Here is a shot of the structure in the distance.
History The terminus was a deep canyon to the north of LA where the natural springs were located. The mountain side had a huge Arrowhead rock shape on it's flank which was the origin of the springs name. The area had a loading spur, a few structures and beyond it a resort that would be too far away to model. The track wound down to the city were the actual bottling plant was located. Here are a few illustrations of what it looked like in the 20's, what I think is a worthy modeling project.
Above are some shots I found on line of a brass model which will really help when I get around to scratch building them for my layout.
Back up in the hills, you can see a PE 44 Tonner holding a tank car being filled behind it. I'm currently looking for more information on the site, but it looks to be a pretty simple transfer location.
As for delivery, it depends on your era, but here is a cool shot of a 40's vintage truck you could build using a cab and chassis from a Mini Metal Works truck.
How about a series of road signs?
Some images from the 100th anniversary of Arrowhead
The stand was turned out of steel rod stock with brass and styrene. Funny how such a small detail can become such a big deal.