Post-Convention Southern Oregon Layouts

Layouts in the Southern Oregon and surrounding area will be open September 1-2, 2019. Some are listed here; more will be added later as pictures and descriptions of the layouts become available. Feel free to visit them in any order you desire on the days they are open for tour. Specific dates are mentioned in the descriptions below. Buses to these layouts will not be available.

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The following are open for tour on Sunday, 1 September 2019.


Angry Orchard Railroad

Angry Orchard Railroad


Host: Shane Waggoner


Angry Orchard Railroad, started 9 years ago with two layouts, 275 ft. and 95.ft., with a third under construction.  A raised layout consisting of raised flower beds, multiple bridges, the George Washington 55 ft. and the Kwai 23 ft.  There is a 12 ft. wood trestle with many other attractions.  Mostly steam locomotives with three trains running simultaneously.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019.
Handicap accessible.


Medford Railroad Park

Medford Railroad Park


Owner: Medford Garden Railroaders (medfordgardenrailroaders.org)
Power: Track (remote control using Revolution Base stations) and Battery (RR Concepts modules)


We are located in the Medford Railroad Park (open 2nd and 4th Sundays 11 am to 3 pm April to October) that also includes the Medford Live Steamers (7.5 in gauge), Rouge Valley Model Railroad (HO gauge), and Southern Oregon chapter of Railroad Historical Society.

Our layout, started in 2008, consists of over 2000 feet of track on 4 mainlines using track power. Battery power is used to run 5 trollies, a logging train, and a cog rail line. The logging train uses two switch backs to go from the forest landing in the mountains to the saw mill. Passengers take a cog railway from a resort up to a gondola landing. The gondola then takes them up to the top of a Mesa for a great view and a bite to eat. We have three other areas where we have trains running, Thomas and Friends, Hogwarts, and the Zajac module. Thomas and Friends layout has 4 lines running on bridges over waterways and tunnels through the mountains. The Hogwarts layout is set up for older children to run using remote control and power packs are used on the Zajac module for the younger kids to operate. Peterson is a port with a busy wharf front, an industrial areas. The trains and trollies connect it to a ghost town, a Japanese garden, the city of Red Rock, and The Slate Creek resort. The scenery varies from desert, farmland, forests, and the canyons of Red Rock. Water features include a bay, log pond, 4 lakes, 6 streams and 9 waterfalls.

The club owns a 40 Ft box car which houses a small test layout, repair areas, and the power supplies. There are two enclosed areas that have about 450 feet of storage track for the rolling stock and 36 separate sidings for the engines, all accessible to the main layout track.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019.
A bathroom is available and the layout is handicapped accessible.


Rock Lizard River Line

Rock Lizard River Line


Engineer: Michael Lieb


The RLRL is a point-to-point railroad operating between the mythical towns of Pferdl and Sedum, located in 1940 southern Oregon. The 300+ feet of track spans 75 feet of natural hillside, which includes a miniature forest and a water feature. The topography and vegetation change across the span.

Seven locomotives move passengers and freight across the scenic line. There are 70+ scratch built structures and buildings. Over 400 people & animal figures and 60+ vintage vehicles bring realism and charm to the RLRL.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019.
My layout and home are not wheelchair friendly. However, with my guidance a person with a walker or cane would have access ( I have done this on many occasions, since I open my railroad to numerous groups, neighbors and friends.) I will also permit the use of our bathroom.


Serenity Valley Railroad

Serenity Valley Railroad


Hosts: Bryan and Esther Hanson
Scale: 1:29


The Serenity Valley Railroad is a 1:29 scale continuous loop railway that has over 300’ of mainline track. Construction began in 2016 with a flat section of yard and has become a 30’ X 40’ raised bed railway that features 2 tunnels, a trestle, a waterfall and stream. The bridges and buildings are scratch-built recreations of structures that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The Union Pacific Alco PA is battery powered and pulls both passenger and freight cars to several destinations around the layout.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019.
Handicap accessible.


Stillwater Junction & Mimosa Falls R\R

Stillwater Junction & Mimosa Falls R\R


Owners: Dan & Kristine Merrill


Water and Trains!

Welcome to the Stillwater Junction & Mimosa Falls R\R! Eleven large friendly Koi greet visitors as you meander along a cobblestone pathway toward over 450’ of mainline and seven cascading waterfalls. An inviting gazebo offers a place to relax and observe a freight consist pulling the grade at Granite Springs or the Mimosa Falls short line as it carries tourists over the trestle at Magnolia Gap. Don't wake the bear!

This 285’ mainline also traverses rock gardens with miniaturized Japanese Maples & Spruces, ornamental grasses, colorful annuals, and groundcovers. It also passes an active volcano and the zoo at Silverstone Flatts.

Another 165’ mainline connects the little town of Stillwater Junction to the automated Emerald Creek Mine via a helix that loops around the Circle S&B Ranch. The trains return to the Stillwater Engine House through the outdoor kitchen. Please pull up a chair and set awhile!

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019.
This layout is completely wheel chair accessable!


More to come.

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