7-1/2" Gauge: Track maintenance is
on-going and various improvements continue to be made at each work
session. At the last Open House, we had 5 different trains in
operation including the first ever live steam engine. Due to
layout size limitations, not all trains could operate
concurrently, but a great time was had by all.
G-Gauge: Two of the three loops of track on the overhead G
gauge layout are operational. The 3rd loop is still being
installed but should be completed soon.
Two O-gauge steam locomotives have been fitted with can motors to
improve reliability on the upper O-gauge loop.
The mountain is complete. The S-gauge layout is operating as it
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: A mountain area at the rear of the N-gauge layout is
being constructed. The track conditions have been significantly
improved allowing for long train operations again.
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) has begun. We are planning to have four (4) lines. One
will be for steam or 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 ½ 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. January