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GADSDEN-PACIFIC DIVISION
 TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM

A CHARITABLE, NON-PROFIT IRS 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION
 DEDICATED TO THE HOBBY OF MODEL RAILROADING
 BY PROVIDING THE PUBLIC WITH
 AN INTERACTIVE MUSEUM OF OPERATING TOY TRAIN LAYOUTS AND DISPLAYS.

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TOY TRAIN MUSEUM  -  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THE TOY TRAIN MUSEUM IS OPEN
on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, except June, July and August.  During the summer months we do not have open houses to facilitate major museum changes.

We are open from 12:30PM to 4:30PM.
(See the schedule below)

Winter Toy Train Show & Meet
Friday and Saturday January 13th and 14th, 2016
Print this Coupon for $1 discount on tickets.


GPD hosts (three) Toy Train Shows/Swap Meets annually
and also has special fundraiser offers.  
We also accept donations from Sponsors.

The 2016 car in our Custom Series of O-Gauge Ore Cars is the 
Union Pacific Ore Car.

 

Museum Updates:  September 2015

A new attraction outside is the G-Gauge garden railroad which has two train loops operational.  When this project was approved, there were no expectations that it would be operational in any way by September 2015, especially with the tons of earth and rock that had to be moved.  Yet there it is.  It is really rough as far as scenery and growing things are concerned but the potential can be easily seen. The museum now has another layout that can grow and mature over the years.

7-1/2" Gauge: Track maintenance is on-going and various improvements continue to be made at each work session.

The Museum-owned Alco S4, 7 gauge engine has finally been painted and has been turned over to the sign shop where vinyl graphics are to be applied. The paint was expertly applied by Gilbert Lopez, semi-retired owner of Tucson Auto Collision Center, 2510 W. Wetmore Road, Tucson, AZ who took this project on personally in his spare time. He seemed to enjoy the challenge as this is definitely not something he sees every day.

Overhead G-Gauge: All three loops of track on the overhead G
gauge layout are operational. Trains are running all over the overhead.

Std/Tin Plate: Two O-gauge steam locomotives have been fitted with can motors to improve reliability on the upper O-gauge loop. Antique Standard Trains are running on the two lower level tracks.

S Gauge: The mountain is complete. The S-gauge layout is operating as it should.

HO Gauge: There are several on-going projects being done on the layout including wiring improvements, completion of the mountain narrow gauge loop, and scenery improvements.

N Gauge:  The layout has undergone major changes over the last two years.  Back then, the mountain near the wall was completely different, with a small loop of track. Complete leveling of the surface occurred along with other scenery changes, including two rivers now!

Stop in to see the new overhead railroad and other on going improvements as well as all the changes made during the summer break.


A New Layout is in the Wind

The long awaited Outdoor G Scale Rail Road (Garden Railroad) is in full swing. Three of the five planned loops are running. One will be for battery only The others will be electrically powered tracks so members can bring their trains from home and run them. The front of the layout will have a brick walkway with a rock retaining wall similar to the one the 7 railroad team built. The layout will be elevated two feet or more above the current ground level. We are also planning to have a mountain, water fall, river, and several tunnels and trestles.   (more info)


Outdoor "G" Scale - July 2016

 


Large Scale Railroading

Notice: The Large Scale Railroad track installation is progressing!
The Golden Spike Ceremony was December 1st 2012 (Golden Spike Flyer PDF)


Large Scale Railroading Information Large Scale Track Progress Updates
NEW
!  Large Scale Railroading           - check here for track updates...


2016 Calendar

MONTH

2016

  TIME
JAN Fri 8, Sat 9, 2016

Winter Train Meet

at Tucson Expo Center
Fri 2 - 7pm, Sat 9am-2pm
JAN Sun 10 Sun 24 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
FEB Sun 14 Sun 28 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
MAR Sun 13 Sun 27 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
APR Sun 10 Sun 24 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
MAY Sun 8 Sun 22 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
JUN Closed    
JUN Fri 3, Sat 4, 2016

Summer Train Meet

at Tucson Expo Center
Fri 1pm - 6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
JUL Closed    
AUG Closed    
SEP Sun 11 Sun 25 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
OCT Sun 9 Sun 23 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
NOV Sun 13 Sun 27 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
NOV Fri 11, Sat 12, 2016

Fall Train Meet

at Tucson Expo Center
Fri 1pm - 6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
DEC Sun 4 Sun 11 12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
DEC Sun 18   12:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
JAN Fri 13, Sat 14, 2017

Winter Train Meet

at Tucson Expo Center
Fri 1pm - 6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
MAY Fri 12, Sat 13, 2017

Summer Train Meet

at Tucson Expo Center
Fri 1pm - 6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
       

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