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714 Friday Street

714 Friday Street is an HO Gauge Micro Layout that takes its name from Los Angeles Police Sgt. Joe Friday and his badge number 714 of TV's "Dragnet" fame. It is a small trolley and short line type micro layout in HO gauge. Size is 6' x 1'. There are two stations on the layout - Friday and Gannon - represented by Atlas passenger shelters. The trolleys used on the layout are Los Angeles Railway prototype cars. For shortline railroad operations I use small US style diesels like Baldwin S-12s and VO-1000s and 40' freight cars. European equipment is also used which features small 4 wheel diesels and 4 wheel rolling stock. The US and European equipment both use Kadee couplers.

There is a scratchbuilt enginehouse/carbarn to house the diesel or trolley when not in use. The control is standard DC. Track is Atlas Code 100 snap track painted with Floquil paints and then ballasted with Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast. There are two Atlas manual turntables used on the layout. They are used mainly to turn the Bowser PCC trolleys which require turning to properly orient next to the two stations and also to access the carbarn. Howard Hughes' H-1 Racer aircraft is also featured on the layout. I repurposed a Hallmark Christmas Tree decoration for the H-1 which is fairly close to HO scale.

714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


714 Friday Street HO Gauge Micro Layout by Tom Holland


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