Full Size backyard Railroad

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, May 27, 2008.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    I saw that. And so did my wife. And quess what my wife said.:cry: Oh well, It's nice to dream.

    Loren
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    thats pretty amazing,but im pretty sure my outdoor railroad dream will never be realized (good by alleghany :D ) --josh
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Gees.....I want a good size yard for a G scale.

    Still ticks me off though the media still calls our models...."toys".
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    yeah - I noticed that too... :eek: wall1wall1wall1wall1
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    He is a very lucky man to have a railroad in his backyard. What I wouldn't do to have one in mine. :D
  7. nkp174

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    Very nice. Looked like narrow gauge :p

    I've always dreamed of something like that with a 2', 30", or 3' gauge 0-4-0t. My dad had an old acquaintance with a 2' gauge railroads in his woods..
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  8. Russ Bellinis

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    Last year we took my two grandsons to the Orange Empire Railroad Museum for a "Day out with Thomas." While there I became a member of the museum. A really interesting exhibit there is Ward Kimball's narrow gauge railroad. Ward was Walt Disney's head animator for many years. I guess he had a large piece of property in Glendale or Burbank. He built a narrow gauge railroad in his yard and bought and restored locomotives and rolling stock from a Hawiian sugar cane & pineapple plantation that changed from steam to trucks in the late 1940's.

    When he passed away in his early 90's, his family donated his full sized trains to the museum.