B.A.D. = Becky And Dave's
B.A.D. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
Our Private 15" Inch Gauge Live Steam & Electric Railroad
"Little and Big Bubba" STEAM, "Davey Boy" Electric, & "Yard Goat Billy" Gas
All NEW B.A.D. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY HOME PAGE
(Links From All These Photos Are Listed Below)




Doc & Becky Hemp



All Non-commercial, Private, at our home, about 3/4 mile of large 15" gauge track and switches, Grand Scale Steam and Electric Railroad ....Everything was and is built locally from scratch. Dave Moeller, myself & Becky have done and do as much as possible ourselves. And as of 4/17/05 our "Little Engine that Could" ... "Davey Boy" .... electric switcher engine was delivered ..... And Nov 05 our all steel Warren Truss bridge that Dave Moeller and I built was placed with a 100 ton crane. We have a train station, haunted tunnel, an old Western Town, a large engine house and shop. 14' all heart redwood water tank.





"The greater the obstacle, The more glory in overcoming it!"
-- Moliere

This is "Big Bubba" our private Steam Engine, Melvin Harris, Mt. Gate, built the boiler and running gear. Dave Moeller & I built all the rest .. I did all the welding and most of the plasma cutting & followed the design of a narrow gauge Forney style engine.
At the bottom of this page visit the links back to my hodge-podge old site with weekly naratives and other links to how we built this private railroad around our home right from scratch ... This shorter cleaner page shows more of the memorable photos and is much easier to navagate. We just have our own family and friends holiday get togethers. As much as we would like to invite the general public we can't due to the litigious society we now live in. But there are many other commercial layouts like ours that do .. and we have links to several at the bottom of this page. We also have many of our Railroad Vacations with unbelievable photos, Some of which have been published in historic magazines, etc.




Big Bubba in front of BBQ Pit & play house.


Big Bubba in front of Rail Station.


Our Pump Car (friends Spencer and dad Darren)


The nearest flat car I built from scratch. The flat cars are for parents, older and younger children to ride on. Usually pulled behind "Davey Boy" our little electric engine.




"Davey Boy" In front of our Railway Station.








Our 14' Functional Water Tower.


Close Up of the Water Tower and one of our Flat Cars Dave & I restored.


Little Bubba steam engine
Both our steam engines are propane fired.


My mom Margaret and Bryan our grandson some years
ago in front of our caboose at the train station


Size comparison between "Blackie" one of our cars & our caboose
This 15" Railroad is a big grand scale size.


Becky in "Davey Boy" with some of our rolling stock
On our 70' Warren Truss Bridge Dave Moeller and I built


Moving our 70' Warren Truss Railroad Bridge
Into place over Millville Gulch with a 100 ton crane.
Below are tons of links with details of all these photos.




We Built This Bridge With a 3" Crown & My Tractor "Big Blue" with Dave Moeller on it only Depressed the Center 3/8th of an Inch! Unbelievable! I Did Put A Center Support in too after building our very heavy "Big Bubba" just for my peace piece of mind. Also Shown Is "Little Blue" My Trusty Welder!




Dave Moeller in "Little Bubba"
Exiting our Sierra Snow Shed type tunnel


"Little Bubba" at the top of Horse Shoe Grade


Our Wingate Windmill I built from a kit


The View From Our Track Just to the North of the Above Windmill


Yours Truly filling the water tank on "Little Bubba"


Our Family Halloween Party 2009


Play House and Play Ground
(for Syney and Shelby our cool grand-daughters)


Inside their play house - the one Becky never had growing up.


Our Haunted Tunnel


Me yours truly in "Big Bubba"




Our Old Western Town


David Moeller jus relaxin in Old Town


Actual Jail .. Put the rowdy kids in here (grin)


And ... Rowdy Wives!! (Well .. that's my story & I'm stickin to it)


Our Saloon with real wooden indian! And adult refreshments ;>)


The Dry Goods Store


Our Large Engine House and Shop


Me with one of my Henry Repeaters


5/14/05 Pig Roast for Our's & Sierra Pacific's
Northern California Cancer Society Fund Raiser


Night Time Running, Nor Cal Ca Society Fund Raiser


Thank You Frank Delker For this great night time photo of "Little Bubba"


Our Pony Astro Sugar Pop ... The Most Gentle Ever!
Shelby Renee watching &
Our Own Sydney Iris Delker in the Saddle
Supervised by the "Pony Lady" we hire at our events
(Where we got Astro Sugar Pop from her)


Alanna and Eric Dunbar's Daughter Shaylee on Astro Sugar Pop


Getting Ready for our Grandparents/Grandkids Party


The Shasta 2002 1&2 Cylinder Tour Visit
and Ride Becky And Dave's Great Northern Railroad


One of my favorites, I snapped this as he was leaving
We had about 90 cars parked all over & everyone got a train ride



1999 Medford and Redding HCCA Tour at Dave & Becky's


2002 Pacific Costal Region National Model Railroad Association
Visit our railroad, My late very close friend Mel Nethery pictured here


7" gauge belonging to Bob McMillan - 2002 PCRN


Mel Harris of Harris Locomotive Works who built all our boilers and running gear,
Dave Moeller and I built most the rest.








Friend Ransome Roscoe with two of his grandkids Cameron and Ethan




Our family Thanksgiving Outing 2008



These are Movies of our private railroad ... All 3 loops are around 3/4 miles of track ... Thankyou Dr. Bill Hooker for these latest ones taken at our SVA/MILO/LLU Western Reunion at our home .. 5 different schools involved that Becky and I went to since the 3rd Grade ... We had about 150 friends from all over the country that came.

  1. 5/29/2011 - One of the shorter movies.
  2. 5/29/2011 - Big Bubba and Davey Boy Our Electric.
  3. 5/29/2011 - Big Bubba & Davey Boy down into station.
  4. 5/29/2011 - Davey Boy heading up into our Redwood Forest.
  5. 5/29/2011 - Monday Evening Taco Dinner
  6. 5/29/2011 - Shows bout 1/2 of our outer loop #3.
    On DSL this may take about 5 or more minutes to download but it is worth the wait, we have 3 Loops = About 3/4 miles of track, it shows going over our 70' Warren Truss Trestle, thru the Haunted Tunnel, Redwood grove
    Just start the download and leave the room for about 10 minutes ... Fix a Vegeburger and a beer :>)... After these download once they will load MUCH faster.

  7. 8/13/06 - Steam Movie - Phase #3
  8. 6/10/06 - 1 Crossing New Bridge Movie
  9. 6/10/06 - 2 Crossing New Bridge Movie
  10. 6/10/06 - 3 Crossing New Bridge Movie
  11. 6/10/06 - 4 Crossing New Bridge Movie
  12. 7/13/06 - Crossing Bridge & Beyond Movie
  13. 8/12/06 - More Phase 3 Movie
  14. 8/12/06 - More Phase 3 Movie
  15. 8/12/06 - More Phase 3 Movie
  16. 8/12/06 - More Phase 3 Movie
  17. 8/12/06 - More Phase 3 Movie





OUR OWN PRIVATE RAILROAD LINKS & SITES I MADE


  1. Portola Train Museum - Dave Moeller & I Rent 2 Locomotives
  2. Friends Mel Nethery, Dave Moeller & I Run another Locomotive
  3. OUR 2009 FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY
  4. VISIT OUR 2009 HALLOWEEN TRAIN PARTY
  5. VISIT OUR 2009 HALLOWEEN TRAIN PARTY PAGE #2 - (Kathy's Photos)
  6. 5/27/07 - Our Grandparents, Grandkids Americana Party
    At our Home riding in our steam and electric trains.
  7. A Night Time Ride With a Full Moon
    "Uncle Joe", Cecil & Joanna Ride with us on our dinner train.
  8. See a typical Cancer Society Fund Raiser at Shenandoah West
  9. 2002 Shasta 1&2 Cylinder Brass Tour visits our railroad
  10. Tri Counties 1999 HCCA Tour visits our railroad
  11. PCR/NMRA Ride our train
  12. Building our Forney Steam engine Page #1
  13. Building our Forney Steam engine Page #2
  14. Building our Forney Engine and OUR OLD WESTERN TOWN Page#3
  15. Building our Forney Steam engine Page #4
  16. See Our Newest Electric Switcher Engine! "DAVEY BOY"
  17. See how our (Becky & Dave's) Caboose was built
  18. See the Windguard Windmill I built for our Western Town
  19. Building Phase #3 of our layout
  20. Go To Our New Custom Built Stub Switch Site
    See how Dave Moeller and I are building this difficult and seldom used type switch into and existing curve.
  21. Visit Our Fabrication of Our Own Warren Truss Bridge Page #1
  22. See Our Bridge moved into place with a 100 Ton Crane 11/19/05!
  23. Visit our 5/04 Second Phase Track & Tunnel Development!
  24. See Photos of B.A.D. Great Northern Railroad by Matt Starman.
  25. Steps To Steaming up "Little Bubba"
  26. Visit our Hobby Site, Cars, Remote Control Planes, Harleys,etc.
  27. GO TO OUR ORIGINAL OLD B.A.D. MAIN RAILROAD SITE
    (lots of day to day building of our railroad and lots more how to photos)
  28. See Russ & Suzy Robinson's New Grand Scale Layout
    Russ and Suzy are good friends of ours .. I do his web site for him ... I took most of the photos 11/05.
  29. Visit Another Friends Grand Scale website I did too .. Jim Berskin
  30. The Late Mel Nethery's G Scale Layout
    Mel was one of my best Friends!





OUR RAIL TRIPS, VACATIONS AND OTHER RAILROADS

  1. COLORADO VINTAGE RAILWAYS - 5 RAILROADS IN 5 DAYS
    July 25-31, 2009 - World Wide Country Tours .. Hundreds of GREAT PHOTOS! Pikes Peak Railway, Royal Gorge Railroad, Cumbres/Toltec in New Mexico, Durango/Silverton, and Leadville.
  2. Becky and I ride the famous steamer #844 Northern May 02/09
    From Orville, CA to Portola, CA via the beautiful Feather River Canyon.
  3. The Last Trip on McCloud Steam Engine #25 - I was official photographer
  4. The Brooklyn Roundhouse in Portland oregon
    My favorite railroad place in the world!
  5. Becky, Dave & Syney Iris Ride the Yreka Western Railroad
    A 6/07 train adventure
  6. May 2004 3000 mile driving trip Lots of Trains & Train stuff
    A must trip to take with us day by day! Over 200 hours into this site .. many many photos. Pacific Norhtwest to Canada & Back. See the Izaac Walton Railroad Inn.
  7. Grand Canyon Train Trip in Sept 04!
    Grand Canyon Train trip from Williams Arizona to Grand Canyon and back. Lots of exclusive flood photos from the train!
  8. NEW! ...Visit Monument Valley with us too!
    Still part of our Sept 04 Trip.
  9. Our Sept 04 Pics of the Grand Canyon,
    Bryce and Zion Canyon National Parks Too
  10. Our Durango & Silverton Steam Train Trip in Sept 04
  11. Our White Pass Railroad Trip - Skagway Alaska
  12. Our August 2005 R.V. and Train Vacation!!!
    Finally Done now that the rains are here ... 7 pages with hundreds of photos.
  13. Our Staff, Xmas Party McCloud Dinner Train
  14. See my Photos of Rail Fair 2006 Dunsmuir Ca
  15. My photos of the Challenger
    On it's run thru Redding to Portland! This is the
    3rd largest operating Steam locomotive in the world!
  16. Visit Grand Scale Quaterly's 2003 Convention!
    All photos by Doc Hemp
  17. See the Grand Scales Quarterly Article
    B.A.D. G.N.R. ... When we first started.
  18. Return to Our B.A.D. Chariots
  19. See Our (Becky & Dave's) Favorite G Scale Locomotive
    We have a little bit of G Scale stuff we run at Xmas and out back on the deck for the kids to run and we have some of it displayed in our dental office as well. We love trains of all sizes and Scale and otherwise.
  20. John Woods Arborway 15" Railroad
    This is by far the best Grand Scale Railroad in the USA!
    I was very saddened today to learn of John's death in a motorcyle accident .. this also hits home because Becky and I both ride a lot too. I have been riding and racing for over 40 yrs. now. Discover Live Steam article about John
  21. The Arizona & Pacific Railroad
  22. Large Scale Railroading Magazine
    This is a Brand New Magazine .. a must to see! By John Sayer of the Arizona & Pacifice Railroad.
  23. Grand Scale RailFest, Reedly Ca... Oct 14 - 15, 2006
  24. Send Email To Dave & Becky Hemp.
  25. SCRPS - Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation Society
  26. New Link - Bure Valley Railway in the British UK
  27. Riding Railkits - Start Your Back Yard Hobby Here! .. Rod Johnston is another dentist that loves trains. He is the John Johnston of the comic strip "For Better or Worse".
    His specialty is the smaller ride aboard and most affordable scale home railroad that can be used on small or large plots of land as recently featured on the show "Tracks Ahead".
    Please visit his Riding Railkits website and tell em Doc Hemp Sentcha!
  28. Click on our cool links animation below for the other train links we used to have here.
  29. RETURN TO OUR HOME PAGE DENTAL SITE



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