Jim Dias' Western Pacific in HO scale.

Jim Dias' fabulous Western Pacific 3rd Sub layout models the route from Oroville to Portola in the spring of 1938 in a 20x20 foot room. It is fully scenicked, with the quality of the scenery being praised by former WP employees for its accuracy. The beautiful rendition of Keddie Wye is a scenic highlight. A scenic logging railroad is also modeld on an unconnected upper level deck.The walk around design features an operations scheme adapted from WP timetables, supporting casual but purposeful operations in a low-key atmosphere.


This layout has been featured in the September 2001 Model Railroader, May 2000 Railmodel Journal, and July 2000 Railroad Model Craftsman.