|LAYOUT TOURS - JULY 3
NATIONAL GARDEN RAILWAY CONVENTION
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA JUNE 3-8, 2006
The Pandosa and Alamo Western RR is built on the perimeter of the back yard,
elevated about 24 inches, and lush with vegetation. Here a yellow caboose
follows a log train led by an NW-2.
There are several interesting billboards throughout the layout, mostly advertising
local fruit (the local strawberries are incredibly good).
Today we didn't visit all of the layouts that were open so we could take some time to ride the
Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad and to see the Pacific coast. Here are some photos of the 4
layouts we saw.
Mark and Maureen
This cowboy is celebrating the Fourth of July next to a billboard advertising the
Pat and Dale McAnally
The Big Iron Railroad is a large layout featuring logging operations and steam
One section is under construction, and here we can see some of the techniques,
such as approximating the track location with plastic pipe, building waterways,
and mountain construction using cement.
In the far right corner is an active volcano, with a real flame using Tiki oil.