New in the Museum

Progress in HO scale

October 21, 2022

Completed cutting, fitting decking and placing supports for the upper deck

October 19, 2022

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Good progress on the deck joining the south wall and the rear peninsula

October 15, 2022

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Reinforced, sharp corners sanded and painted

October 12, 2022

Friday night at Niles

October 9, 2022

Finishing touches on the helix to upper ramps

October 4, 2022

Niles Depot Model Train Event

September 25, 2022

The first test run of the upper level helix run around is a success

September 23, 2022

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Yard tower - N scale

September 20, 2022

Livermore Depot - HO scale

September 8, 2022

Very first climb up and down the helix at the never before used entry to the helix - N scale

September 4, 2022

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Crusher added to the scene - N scale

August 31, 2022

Fourth Friday Fun Day Run Day - HO scale

August 26, 2022

PG&E Substation

Borden Chemical

Borden Chemical

Newark Locomotive Works


Gravel Quarries and Cement Plants at Radum


Union City BART Station


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Helix Extension - N scale

August 25, 2022

Oil Refinery Flaring - N scale

August 23, 2022

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Scrapyard Crusher - N scale

August 22, 2022

Finally got the paint for the car crusher. The last piece for the scrap yard. One more coat then detail paint and weathering.

Second Scrapyard Panel - N scale

August 15, 2022

South East Corner Panel Upgrades - N scale

August 13, 2022

Scrap Yard update - N scale

August 10, 2022

Second grabber and the yellow forklift added to move junkers around the yard. Just need to finally paint and weather the crusher and this scene is complete!

Carl and the Upper Deck

July 28, 2022

California Nursery

July 22, 2022

Part of our Niles Depot History is tied to the California Nursery and the 1915 Panama - Pacific International Exposition. In its heyday it was 463 acres and had a Western Pacific rail siding. Today it’s a 20 acre Fremont Park that has been under restoration/redevelopment with its Ribbon Cutting on Saturday.

Thanks to Larry Mazur

July 15, 2022

N Scale Wishes, to thank Larry Mazur for coloring and weathering the 6 crushed loads and also weathering the 6 gondolas that haul the loads to Pacific State Steel. They look amazing!

Steel yard is fully functional N scale

July 6, 2022

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Refinery area in North Stockton N scale

July 4, 2022

Propane facility for North Stockton subdivision N scale

July 3, 2022

Depot floors mopped for Open House

June 9, 2022

Depot power washing

June 8, 2022

N scale helix fine tuning

May 31, 2022

N scale scrap steel yard improvements

May 31, 2022

Grabber tractor, baler with a car inside and a pile of crushed car squares

Overall view

Car crusher still to be painted and weathered

Sky board cut down

May 13, 2022

Checking clearance on helix upper level

May 6, 2022

N scale trains ready to run tomorrow at Depot Open Day

April 30, 2022

Kid's layout in new location

April 26, 2022

Two trains passing Niles Depot on the N scale layout

April 24, 2022

New legs for Kid's Layout

April 21, 2022

Drunk with power (tools)?

Clamps, always need more clamps!

Fixed crossover 116 in N scale

April 20, 2022

Fixed crossover 116.

The throw bar was apparently under to much pressure and it finally snapped. Original removed and soldered in a replacement.

Union Pacific Maintenance of Way (MOW) activity behind Niles Depot

April 16, 2022

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N Scale Industrial Area

April 2, 2022

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N Scale Industrial Area

March 21, 2022

Cub Scouts Depot Tour

March 6, 2022

Depot Open

February 6, 2022

Fourth Friday Fun Run (FFFR)

January 28, 2022

Run through trains from foreign roads

Phil Gosney grew up in Memphis, TN and if you see some passenger trains in unfamiliar colors, they are ones he viewed as a kid growing up there.

Louisville & Nashville top and Mo Pac, lower

Rock Island Memphis to Tucumcari, NM train

L&N E6 "Humming Bird"

Rock Island 652 and Milw F-M units

Frisco E-8 2012 "Flying Ebony" pulling some Heavyweights at Niles Tower

Frisco Train at Niles Yard

Illinois Central "Louisiane"

SP RDC SP-10 tours Niles and Niles Canyon

Depot Open

January 23, 2022

N-scale panel work, switch to roundhouse and scrap steel yard

January 19, 2022

Depot Open

January 9, 2022