Layouts - Operations
Welcome to the Operation Sessions hosted during the Orange Blossom Special!
Thanks for your interest in participating in the hosted operations sessions of the Orange Blossom Special. The hosts are looking forward to having you as a crew member on their layout!
There are nine very different layouts operating during 19 different time slots to choose from and many of the operation sessions time frames do not conflict with Clinics.
Click on the blue text in the table below to see details of that layout.
These operating sessions are restricted to Convention attendees only.
Pre-Registration is Required to participate in Operations Sessions:
Preparing a layout for operations and hosting an operating session requires a lot of work beforehand by the host. Therefore, pre-registration for Operation Sessions is required to participate. If there are not enough pre-registered participants as of September 3rd, an Operation Session may be cancelled entirely.
Pre-Registration Instructions: To register for one or more operating session, please refer to the email you received from Dan Moran on August 20, 2021.
|Owner||Location||Name||Scale||Guest Operators||Layout Size||Accessible||DCC||
|Mike Artner||Palos Verdes Estates||Pacific Harbor Lines||HO||3||8x20||Yes||NCE||Harbor Switching|
|Eric Bloomer||Gardena||Gardena Railroad||HO||2||2x20||Yes||Digitrax||Industrial Switching|
|Marty Bradley||Los Alamitos||Oakhurst Railroad||HO/G||5||9x11 DD HO/Garden||***||Digitrax||Sierra Logging|
|Bob Calichia||Los Alamitos||Los Angeles Junction||HO||3||11x20||Yes||NCE||Urban Switching|
|Chris Jean||Fullerton||Santa Ana & Newport||HO||4-6||20x20 DD||Yes**||MRC||So Cal|
|Lloyd Lehrer||Manhattan Beach||Western & Terminal Railroad||HO/HOn3||3||11x22 DD||No||Digitrax||Port Ops/ Shortline Logging|
|Joel Morse||Garden Grove||New York, Ontario and Western Rwy||N||8||10x20||Yes**||Digitrax||Mainline/ Locals|
|Ron Sipkovich||Mission Viejo||Santa Fe and Pacific||N||4||27x16||No||Digitrax||Cajon Pass|
|Ron Varnell||Torrance||AEW Railroad||HO||8||1,400 sq ft||No||Digitrax||Mainline Rockies|
** the layout is accessible but height restrictions for wheelchair bound because of the height of one or both decks
*** wheelchair access for the garden railroad portion of the layout only
Operations Session Registration Notice:
It is the desire of the Cajon Division Convention Committee to provide as many members with the opportunity to operate at least once, so while registrants are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions, such requests may not be able to be accommodated.
We look forward to see you at a session, or two.