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Th e club 's members own literally hundreds of locomotives; more than enough to fill Jim Kelley 's scratchbuilt roundhouse, but most of them are taken home at the end of each evening's operation so that only a handful are ever on the railroad at any one time.

The scenery on the Thunderbird Club 's layout has dozens of realistic rock cuts and outcroppings carved and cast from latex molds by members Bob Houser, Lowell Spooner, and P.O. Putnam. The around-thewall type of bench work allows the hills to be blended into painted backdrops.


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