Orange Groves (Coast Line)
Eine technische Raffinesse sind die um 4 mm (entspricht 88 cm im Original) vorbildgerecht tiefer gelegten Anschlussgleise der Industrien. Die Weiche ist abfallend in der Böschung eingebaut !
The last town before reaching Oakbay, the west end point, is the little Orange Groves. Not only two Fruit Packing Industries, Sunkist and Sierra Madre Packing, are located at the tracks but also the Crate Factory of Bill Logan who's customers are the fruit packers . During the orange season a lot of reefer traffic can be spotted here. From time to time Logan's Crate Factory gets a bulkhead flat or other car type with his needed lumber. If there is no orange season Bill Logan has a deal with Oakbay's undertaker.
A technical sophistication are the by 4 mm (equivalent to 88 cm in original) prototypically lowered spurs of the industries. The switch is built into the sloping embankment!
Three SD70ACe units leading a Container Hot Shot
The "City of Oakbay" running thru Orange Groves
Orange Groves Passenger Station (Märklin USA Resin Model)
Sunkist Packing (Randy Brown Kit)
Sierra Madre Packing (Randy Brown Kit)
Bill Logan's Crate Factory (Micro-Trains Laser Kit)
View from the Buena Vista Terrace to the trackside industries at late afternoon.