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The Randall Museum in San Francisco hosts a large HO-scale model train layout. Created by the Golden Gate Model Railroad Club starting in 1961, the layout was donated to the Museum in 2015. Since then I have started automatizing trains running on the layout. I am also the de-facto layout maintainer. This blog describes various updates on the Randall project and I maintain a separate blog for all my electronics not directly related to Randall.

2018-09-09 - New Train on the Line

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With Jim, we’re trying a new train in the Mainline to replace the Doodlebug. This looks like it should provide some interest to our public:

Leading engine is Santa Fe 804, and this model has some interesting sound. Since it’s running in alternance with the Amtrak Passenger train, I suggested we use these two interesting freight cars. Jim added a nice caboose to complete this train.

It runs in a back-and-forth shuttle mode on track #2 between the Stockton Station and Sonora. I run it at a conservative speed 16 (on 28) going forward and then speed 12 coming back.

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