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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.


The EBW

The EBW


Host: Milt Engelke


The EBW is named after the functional railroad of my childhood home in southern Wisconsin. My uncles assured me the initials meant Empty Both Ways.
It has been under construction since 2013 but running a railroad which is divided into multiple sections including:
A) an elevated multiple dog bone design with tunnels, bridges and trestles, with elevation changes, reverse loops and multidirectional track powered control system – Custom engineered with 20 power blocks and similar number of switches involving more than 120 relays. This section is designed for narrow gauge with the largest operational unit being a three-truck shay to date. Total track footage approximately 600 feet.
B) the second flatter section is a double cross over loop of approximately 800 feet with reverse capabilities also with 20 power blocks and multiple switches and sidings to accommodate large format 2 – 4 trains running simultaneously. Section includes tunnels and bridges These two sections are connected by a triple spiral with 2.5% grade. The power base is track; however, it will also accommodate battery and steam.
C) And as a special bonus we will have on display an operational mobile train setup (three separate tracks) with more than 1000 figures including circus mobiles, 1/24 automobile collection, motorcycles, a menagerie of features; all being mounted on an 8′ by 25′ trailer which is used frequently for fund raisers, birthday parties, local civic events and in general entertainment.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
Handicap accessible.


Farmer’s Fantasy

Farmer’s Fantasy


Host: Earl Weiberg


We offer a series of dioramas featuring Colorado narrow gauge around the 1940’s. Dozens of scratch built structures and over 2000 feet of elevated track make up this fantasy railroad. Locomotive and rolling stock are from Accucraft, Berlyn and Bachmann. There is an elevated live steam track with 2 main lines which will be in operation. Visitors can look forward to Colorado NG experience located on a 40 acre farm in a very relaxing setting.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019, Noon to 5PM.
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, Noon to 5PM.
A bathroom is available and the layout is handicapped accessible.


Rock Lizard River Line

Rock Lizard River Line


Hosts: Michael & Marshan Leib
Engineer: Michael Leib


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, Noon to 5PM.
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, 8AM to 5PM.
Handicap accessible.


Shasta Pacific Railroad

Shasta Pacific Railroad


Hosts: Rick & Pat Marty
Power: Battery (dead rail)
Track: ~450′


The Shasta Pacific Railroad and the South Fork Timber Co. are narrow gauge operations running through the Coast Range Mountains of far Northern California. This 1:20 scale, point to point table top outdoor model railroad is derived from an actual 1908 survey to build a railroad from Redding, CA to Humboldt Bay on the coast.
Locked forever in 1939 the railroad is still busy with lots of freight, cattle and timber movement but passenger traffic now is easily handled by a couple of combines and a few rail trucks. Traffic movement is from the Yards in Redding, where it interchanges with the Southern Pacific, to Canyon Creek then up the mountain to Hyampom where a lot of timber company switching takes place. Then down the West side of the coast range to an interchange with the Northwestern Pacific at Fields Landing.
We are dead rail so all locomotives and rail trucks are battery powered and radio controlled for walk along and hands on switching. All locomotives are Bachmann and rolling stock is a mix of Bachmann, Accucraft, and scratch built. We are currently operating on approximately 450 feet of track with about that much yet to build.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
The RR is not handicap accessible.


St. Mikley Falls Railroad

St. Mikley Falls Railroad


Owners: Michael & Shirley Rainwater


The original St. Mikley Falls Railroad was built in California in 1982. Since then, it has moved three times and now rests in its final location. The layout consists of 900 feet of track and switches. Of the 900 feet of track, 400 feet rest on several trestles. The longest of these trestles is 130 feet in length and rises from the ground level to five feet in the air. In other words, in real life, a trestle with a height of 100 feet. Many trestles in the California Sierra measured this height. There are two ten-foot tunnels made from 16 inch pvc pipe. The town consists of 28 buildings of which 20 of those were custom built by the owner. The population of St. Mikley Falls is over 200 individual characters. The time era is that of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with strictly steam running locomotives. Landscape is made up of dwarf, miniature, and some standard size plants. There are large areas of ground cover including mint, wooly thyme, lime thyme, sedum, and bird’s-foot trefoil.

Open for tour on Sunday, 1 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
Layout accessible to small width wheelchairs.


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, Noon to 5PM.
This layout is completely wheel chair accessable!


The following are open for tour on Monday, 2 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 Monday, 2 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
Handicap accessible.


The Rocks Weeds & Flowers RR

The Rocks Weeds & Flowers RR


Don Terrell has a video on YouTube at http://youtube.com/myvideosbydt.


CEO/Financial advisor: Peggy Terrell
Engineer/Maintenance: Don Terrell


The RW&F is a fictional road that operates in the Southern Oregon Cascades. It transfers freight from one side of the mountains to the other, connecting two main lines. The RW&F favors Santa Fe power but has been known to borrow from others. This short line is home to a lumber company that transports logs to the mill and the lumber out to the main lines. The small town of Woodville sees lots of rail traffic.
Started in 2008, this is the second generation layout now with a little over 100 feet of main line. Expansion has just started to expand up into the woods to a logging show that will boast its own engine to spot cars. Empties will be hauled to the sight for loading of the logs from the forest near by. Hopefully this new addition will be operational by tour time. All power is battery with the Revo system. Come enjoy the scene.

Open for tour on Monday, 2 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
Handicapped access is questionable. Flat, slight slope and graveled. No restroom facilities.


Train Mountain

Train Mountain


Visit the Train Mountain web site at http://www.trainmountain.org.


Hosts: Train Mountain is maintained by member volunteers, who also provide special tours of Train Mountain


Train Mountain is the world's largest miniature railroad ... over 36 miles of 7.5 gauge track on 2205 acres of pine forest spanning 2 miles by 4 miles near Chiloquin in South Central Oregon.

For more details about Train Mountain and additional data on how to get there and where to eat, see the Train Mountain description in the Events Overview page.

We invite you to get involved and have more fun. Only by seeing and experiencing the “World’s Largest Miniature Railroad” first hand will you be able to believe what Train Mountain has to offer.

Open for tour on Monday, 2 September, 2019, 8AM to 5PM.
Handicapped accessible.


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