TRAINMASTER BY WERNER MEER  US-RAILROAD-SHOP KILCHBERG
HOCHWEIDSTRASSE 3  CH-8802 KILCHBERG (ZÜRICH) SWITZERLAND, founded 1977
PHONE *41-44-715-3666, FAX *41-44-715-3660, E-MAIL trainmaster@bluewin.ch
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updated: February 12, 2016: New Video / March 10: page 14 / April 8: page 19 / May 29: page 20
October 30, 2016: page 21 / November 17: page 22
February 19, 2017: page 23
(just scroll down to see the latest additions)

HO Scale Mojave Desert Layout - is finished

Featuring Cajon Pass w/Hill 582, Mormon Rocks, WSI and Flyover
(incl. Werner Enterprises Terminal and the City of Percyville)

I started with my layout in late December 2007 and it is finally finshed in late September 2015.
Well, I will add some detailing, weathering of the roads, road signs and street railings along main street in Percyville.
Thank you for your interest in my Mojave Desert Layout - Werner Meer

2/12/16: Trains are rolling:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqyLRyKma2A&feature=em-upload_owner

1/29/16: Cab Ride 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soaz-cNiU1o&feature=em-upload_owner
1/29/16: Cab Ride 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUdxXdO3b1g&feature=em-upload_owner

12/15/15: Test movie 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBp4X3lnvRc&feature=em-upload_owner
Test movie 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDCZzK6MhyQ&feature=em-upload_owner
Test movie 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDSBNYdyK3A&feature=em-upload_owner
all movies made by Martin Raemy
EK-Verlag published a 6-page report about my layout in their Special Issue 20 "Nordamerika" Vol. 7 (written in German)
June 2016 - Coypyright by EK-Verlag (Ralph Zinngrebe) - click here

Below are some quick links of my Layout (with 3000 photos)
 See the whole construction (page 0 - 14) and the finished layout (page 15 - 22)

0  Track Plan
10/20/07
1  Underframe
1/17/08
2  Track Laying
4/12/08
3  Track Laying
9/24/08
4  Track Laying
10/03/08
5  Landscaping
1/29/08
6  Streets & Buildings
3/23/09
7  Streets & Buildings
10/30/10
8  Streets & Crossings
11/28/11
9  Landscaping
4/27/13
10 City of Percyville-1
1/29/14
11 City of Percyville-2
3/26/14
12 City of Percyville-3
5/10/15
13 Landscaping Cajon
7/27/15
14 Cajon & Hill 582
3/10/16
15 Finished Layout
11/19/15
16 Werner Ent. Terminal
12/27/15
17 Percyville 2016-1
2/20/16
18 Cajon 2016-2
2/26/16
19 Details 2016-3
4/08/16
Buildings made by
Pelle Soeeborg
Same Buildings
located in Mojave, CA
20 Werner 53' Cont.
5/29/16
21 Trains are rolling
10/30/16
22 UP Big Blow
11/17/16
23 Special Vehicles
2/18/17
future future future future

Technical Data

Size: 4,5 x 6,5 m (14,75 x 21,3 feet), Era: Modern, Location: Southern California in the Mojave Desert (Cajon Pass), Layout Style: unconventional, in house along the walls, 2 swing up bridges, 1 lift out bridge, double track, min. radius 104 cm (41 inch), max. grade 1,5 %, Track: Atlas flextrack code 100, Turnouts: Peco code 100, Power: conventional DC with electrical feeders every 2 m, Mainline: 32 m (105 feet), Height: 93 cm (36,6 inch)

I was building an HO scale layout at home (inside the flat). The basic idea came thru my travelling in Southern California starting from 1974 up to 2005. Within these 30 years, my favourite place became Cajon Pass and the Mojave Desert. It should reflect the modern era. I am very strong inspired by the fantastic layout of Pelle K. Soeeborg (Denmark): Mountain to Desert. Pelle is really a master model builder, especially the town of Daneville which looks like Mojave, CA. To realize something like that, we are happy to have Per Laursen of Summit USA, who is producing modern building kits.
I was very lucky to get 4 buildings from Pelle Soeeborg from his Daneville layout: ARCO Gas Station, Denny's, KFC and Best Deal Auto.
First, Reto Frick made a scale model in 1:10 out of cardboard. Afterwards, he built the whole wooden frame work in his carpenter shop.
So, I was able to start building this layout in December 2007. - You can see the progress of my layout on 14 diff. pages (see below).
Finally, my layout was finished in October 2015 as you can see on page 15 - 19.

 Reto Frick, who built the complete wooden framework of my layout, has now his own website: http://www.goldenfiftiestrains.ch

Below are photos of my HO layout under construction on 15 different photo pages
and 6 pages of the finished layout.
(just scroll down to see the latest additions)

Page 0 - 3/15/07: Here you can see my track plan and photos of my layout in 1:10 scale! - click here  Page 0

  Page 1 (how it was looking before and with underframe made of wood by a pro)

Page 1 - 12/28/07: Here you can see the very first photos of my layout (underframe) - click here  Page 1

 Page 2 (road bed with cork and first track laying incl. staging yard)

Page 2 -  4/12/08: More photos of the layout construction (track laying) - click here  Page 2

 Page 3 (more cork road bed and track laying inside office 2)

Page 3 -  9/24/08: More photos of the layout construction (track laying) - click here  Page 3

 Page 4 (ballasting below the flyover, and adding final tracks above it,
Golden Spike was applyed and first test run)

Page 4 - 10/03/08: More photos of the layout construction (track laying & landscaping) - click here  Page 4

 Page 5 (landscaping and building of the streets, placing first buildings at Percyville)

Page 5 - 1/29/09: More photos of the layout construction (landscaping & streets) - click here  Page 5

 Page 6 (building Werner Enterprises Terminal and RR X-ings, plus last day of Percy)

Page 6 -  3/23/09: More photos of the layout construction (landscaping, streets & buildings) - click here  Page 6

 Page 7 (building the street bridges at left and RR X-ings inside office 2)

Page 7 - New 10/30/10: More photos of the layout construction (landscaping, streets & buildings) - click here Page 7

 Page 8 (finishing the street bridges, ballastings the tracks, first Joshua Trees)

Page 8 - New 11/28/11: More photos of the layout construction (streets, crossings, ballasting tracks) - click here Page 8

 Page 9 (landscaping the tunnels on both sides: East and West portals

Page 9 - New 4/27/13: More photos of landscaping the tunnel area - click here  Page 9

 Page 10 (the City of Percyville got new buildings made by Pelle Soeeborg)

Page 10 - New 1/29/14: The City of Percyville (1) got new buildings - click here  Page 10

  Page 11 (final arrangement of Percyville incl. street markings and landscaping, plus Werner Terminal)

Page 11 - New 3/26/14: The City of Percyville (2) incl. Werner Enterprises - click here  Page 11

  Page 12 (building the Percyville Extension and finish landscaping towards East portal tunnels)

Page 12 - New 5/10/15: The City of Percyville (3) - Extension is finished - click here  Page 12

  Page 13 (building Cajon Pass with WSI, Mormon Rocks, Flyover and along the shelf inside office 2)

Page 13 - New 7/27/15: Landscaping Cajon Pass - finished (w/o Hill 582) - click here  Page 13

  Page 14 (building Hill 582 from the ground up to be a more or less exact replica of the real thing.
In the meantime, the second railing and addtl. wooden deck has been installed)

Page 14 - New 3/10/16:  Landscaping Cajon Pass - Hill 582 - finished - click here  Page 14

  Page 15 (first tour of the finished layout from Percyville to Werner Terminal, Extension, East portals,
West portals of Tunnels, WSI, Hill 582, Mormon Rocks, Flyover and along the shelf)

Page 15 - New 11/19/15:  Take a Tour on the finished layout - click here  Page 15

  Page 16 (detailed pictures of the Werner Terminal with new vehicles)

Page 16 - New 12/27/15:  Take a Tour on the Percyville Terminal of Werner Enterprises - click here  Page 16

  Page 17 (2016-1: detailed pictures of Percyville, Terminal, Extension and East Tunnels)
all along the passage and inside office 1

Page 17 - New 2/20/16:  Part 1 - Percyville incl. Extension, Werner Enterprises, East Tunnels - click here  Page 17

  Page 18 (2016-2: detailed pictures of Cajon Pass area w/West Tunnels, WSI, Hill 582, Mormon Rocks
Flyover and along the shelf - all inside office 2)

Page 18 - New 2/26/16:  Part 2 - West Tunnels, WSI, Hill 582, Mormon Rocks, Flyover - click here  Page 18

Page 19 (2016-3: Lots of new Details: Billboards, Signs, Figures, Vehicles, Scenes getting alive)

Page 19 - New 4/08/16:  Part 3 - The Layout is getting alive with lots of Details - click here  Page 19

 Page 20 (2016-4: Exclusive Werner 53' Container for Intermodal Services on rails)

Page 20 - New 5/29/16:  Part 4 - Werner Enterprises got 53' Containers for Werner Global Logistics - click here  Page 20

 Page 21 (2016-5: 2 Trains are taking over the layout)

Page 21 - New 10/30/16:  Part 5 - Trains are rolling - Union Pacific and Santa Fe trains in action - click here  Page 21

Page 22 (2016-6: UP Big Blow Gas Turbine is visitting Cajon Pass and Percyville)

Page 22 - New 11/17/16:  Part 6 - The latest model from Scale Trains in action - click here  Page 22

Page 23 (2017-1: Special Vehicles on the road)

Page 23 - New 2/19/17:  Heavy Load on a flat bed Trailer - click here  Page 23

 

Overview of the layout (each square is 0,5 m or 19,7 inch)

Important Links of the real thing for my Layout

Cajon Pass
the real thing
Tehachapi and more
the real thing
Werner Enterprises
the real thing
Werner Enterprises
Official Website
Pelle Soeeborg
Modern Layout
Joshua Trees
real thing and model

Werner Enterprises Models & Buildings for the Layout

Denny's
Restaurant
Taco Bell
Restaurant
Pizza Hut
Restaurant
Summit USA
Modern Building Kits
Werner and his Layout
in the Newspaper
Werner Enterprises
Drag Racing Model

 

Denny's, KFC
ARCO Gas Station
Best Deal Auto
in HO Scale

Built by Pelle Soeeborg, Denmark

Updated: 12/20/13
Custom made as located in Mojave, CA See all photos - click here Custom made as located in Mojave, CA

 

Denny's, KFC
ARCO Gas Station

Here are photos of the real buildings
as located in Mojave, CA

Updated: 7/03/14

click here

 

Denny's Restaurant
in HO Scale

Built by Summit USA


Updated: 9/01/06
9/01/06 Kit made by Summit USA - CS1-07 See all photos - click here 9/01/06 Denny's is very popular - CS1-08

 

Taco Bell Drive Thru
Restaurant
in HO Scale

Built by Summit USA

Updated: 9/01/06
9/01/06 Kit made by Summit USA - TB1-02 See all photos - click here 9/01/06 Taco Bell is very popular  - TB1-04

 

Pizza-Hut
Restaurant
in HO Scale

Built by Modellbahn-Atelier Berlin

Updated: 3/01/08
3/01/08 Available as Kit or Built-up - PH-14 See all photos - click here 3/01/08 Pizza-Hut is very popular - PH-15

 

HO Scale freight cars
with graffiti and weathering
for my layout

by Peter Schönenberger
and by Kim Nipkow
January 2014
special Graffiti on Tank Car Photos - click here huge Graffiti on 86' Hi-Cube Box Car

 

Below are photos of Werner Enterprises Trucks in HO Scale
Special thanks to Pitsch Allneider, a good friend of mine, who started 'my own trucking company': Werner Enterprises in HO scale. I decided to add WE on my layout because my first name is Werner. The first models made by Pitsch are on display  - take a look

 

The first Werner Ent. Trucks made by Pitsch Allneider (see them all): click here

 

New 2/14/08: Werner Enterprises Diorama with new WE Truck Fleet - click here

 

New 9/09: Werner Enterprises HO Diorama made for the 14th Convention - click here

Werner Enterprises in action - either on the road or on the tracks

Werner Enterprises
Trucking Company

WE Trailers are often seen on Flat Cars (TOFC) running over Cajon Pass.
In addition, there are photos of WE Trucks on the road and new: take a look at the WE Terminal in Fontana, CA.
by Werner Meer
most were taken in 10/05, 7/08, 5/10 and 6/11

Updated: 3/30/16
WM 7/05/08 Cajon at Silverwood - 010 See all 237 photos - click here WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 032

 

Werner Enterprises
Trucks and Trailers
Scale Models

see all 12 pages - click here
    

 

Werner Enterprises Loco
and Meer Loco
in HO Scale

on display in our Shop
ist im Laden ausgestellt

custom made by Ferdinand Rat
and Uwe Meischen

Updated: 6/16/13
6/16/13 Werner Enterprises GE AMD-103 See all photos - click here 6/16/13 Meer EMD FP45 Diesel Loco

 

Mojave Desert Diorama
with Werner Enterprises Trucks
in HO Scale

on display in our Shop
ist im Laden ausgestellt

Built by Kim Nipkow
2012

Updated: 5/04/12
5/04/12 WE Truck w/Reefer Trailer - 042 See all photos - click here 5/04/12 WE standard blue trailer - 044

 

Cajon Pass Hill 582
in HO Scale

on display in our Shop
ist im Laden ausgestellt

Built by Kim Nipkow (Switzerland)
2013

Updated: 3/12/13
3/12/13 Do you believe - it is HO scale - 205 See all photos - click here 3/12/13 Hill 582 diorama in HO scale - 206

 

Rocky Desert Diorama
and
SP Go West Diorama
in HO Scale

Rocky Desert Diorama is
on display in our Shop

Built by Lucien Wiss (France)
1988

Updated: 1/06/16
3/13/13 Rocky Desert Diorama - 042 See all photos - click here 1/03/16 Lucien Wiss w/Go West diorama - 011

 

Desert Diorama
in HO Scale

on display in our Shop
ist im Laden ausgestellt

Built by Pelle Soeborg (Denmark)
2012

Updated: 3/13/13
10/10/12 BNSF SD70ACe on BLMA bridge - 208 See all photos - click here 10/10/12 Dry Creek and RR-Xing - 152

 

N Scale 1:160

Santa Fe Mojave Terminal

by Eugen Hänseler


English


updated: 11/17/16
Engine Servicing Facility - 609 See all 160 Photos - click here Joshua Trees and Diesel Shop - 610

 

Joshua Trees im Modell - Modeling Joshua Trees - click here

 

Joshua Trees im Mojave Desert - Joshuas at the Mojave Desert - click here

copyright by Werner Meer 2016

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