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Steamup at Bob Trabucco's
Los Altos, California
April 1, 2006
We have had a record number of rainy days in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.  Somehow our gracious host managed to pick the perfect day for a steamup.  The sun came out and we had perfect conditions for long flowing plumes.  Bob's track makes a nice lap around his backyard and is a great place to run.  Attendance was excellent.
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Smoke and steam!  Now that's what I call a plume!
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Accucraft has a wide range of locomotives available to suit any taste.
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An Accucraft Mogul makes a nice plume while hauling logs.
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Graham engine on Steve Shyvers' scratchbuilt wood framed loco.
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Great looking Accucraft English outline narrow gauge loco sports a nice plume.
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Cliff Luscher ran the new Accucraft Southern Pacific 0-6-0.
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Rob Lenicheck's neatly modified and weathered Accucraft passes the water tower.
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Tom King's Cricket runs through town.  Where's Gumby?
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Another view of Rob's #217 passing the water tower. (Light effect added.)
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Bob's railway is a great place to enjoy the natural scenery while the trains roll by.
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Steve Heselton turned a Hartford kit into another stellar D&RGW model that looks exceptionally realistic.
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The sun really brings the detail to life.  The markings were airbrushed on using thin brass stencils.
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Lots of wood framed locos - courtesy of Steve Shyvers and the author.
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Cab interior of an Accucraft locomotive.  Lots of neat stuff to see.
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Heading into Acanthus tunnel with 60 PSI showing on the gauge.
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This is the legendary Legend 4-4-0.  A beautiful model that is quite rare.

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Last updated Thursday, April 20, 2006