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ATSF Phoenix Division
Gasconade, Meramec & Southern Rwy.
Gilbert Model Railroad Club
Rio Grande Southern
Riverside, Chicago & Baltimore
Southern Pacific - Exeter Branch
Southern Pacific - Lost Dutchman
Southern Pacific - Sunset Route
The layouts listed below are some of those that have participated in previous Desert Ops Phoenix events. Click on the Road Name to visit that layout’s information page.
RailroadHostLayout LocationScaleEraCar Routing
Room SizeLayout StyleDispatching/CommunicationCrew Size
ATSF Phoenix DivisionScottsdale Model RR
Historical Society
Scottsdale, AZ HO/HOn3TransitionJMRI Switchlists1280 sq ftWalk aroundTT&TO
Gasconade, Meramec & Southern Rwy.Bill SommerfieldScottsdale, AZO/On30
1950Switch List300 sq ftaround room with peninsulaVerbal, visual rules3
Gilbert Model Railroad ClubGilbert ClubGilbert, AZHO1950'sCar Card / Waybill1440 sq ftWalk aroundVerbal, visual rules8
Rio Grande SouthernKim BannisterScottsdale, AZOn301948Tags on cars375 sq ftWalkin 'U' plus peninsulaVerbal, visual rules3
Riverside, Chicago & BaltimoreRoger BrendeckeTempe, AZHOModernCar Card / Waybill
Verbal Dispatch
640 sq ftWalk aroundVerbal, visual rules7
Southern Pacific - Exeter BranchRick WatsonTempe, AZHO1965Car Card / Waybill
Branchline operation
485 sq ftAlong the walls with peninsulas.
no duck under
Verbal, visual rules5
Southern Pacific - Lost DutchmanDavid DoironTempe, AZHO1967Car Card / Waybill4400 sq ft
(70% built)
Walk aroundVerbal, visual rules10
Southern Pacific - Sunset RouteRon MeiPhoenix, AZHOTransitionCar Card / Waybill2700 sq ftSemi walk aroundVerbal, visual rules8