Last Saturday’s model railroad layout tour also featured two garden railroads.
The link to the video clip is for one of these, Todd and Linda Brody’s Tortoise & Lizard Bash Railroad in the hills on the Santa Ana-Orange border. The landscape covers about 1,200 square feet with about 600 feet of track and six bridges, including a 14-foot long trestle. Using simple track power, the railroad can run itself fully automated with up to seven trains that slow and/or wait for each other as necessary to avoid collisions at crossing points.
One of their pre-teen neighbors put together this extremely professional short video. While far from complete, it gives the flavor of the railroad:
The Brodys just announced that their railroad will be open again on July 8, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The address is 10232 Overhill Drive, Santa Ana.
Model Railroads Of Southern California