Traffic is light in 1956 on a warm lazy Sat afternoon, in a small town near the East SF Bay! Time to pick up the laundry for the wife, oil for the Woodie, ice and a few Fox Head Lagers for later!
Modeled by Charles Smiley
Somewhere near the East Bay on the way to Walnut Creek is Harlin Hay!
The date is 1958, but Harlin Hay has already been around for many years right of the SP main. Stop in and say hello sometime, old man Ed Harlin would love to sit and chat with you about how great things are. Might even give...
Wizard oil is an old time service station just inland, between Walnut Creek and Oakland in the 1950's!
It is open day and into the early night, when the cool coastal fog begins its return into the Bay area!
Modeled by Charles Smiley on his HO layout!
Here are a few scratchbuilt scenes modeled by my friend Charles Smiley(Charles Smiley Videos). This is from his HO layout circa 1950's SP and WP in Oakland and Walnut Creek!
I thought they were really nicely done!