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"Just A Simple Garden Railroad"  The construction rule was "Trains, fine! Please no plants are to give up their life for track!"  In short, this railroad's essence is everything goes around everything that was there first.

You will see two loops of track. One runs around the lawn and below lawn level, to ensure trouble-free lawn mowing, and the other runs around the trees and bushes.  Three trains are in operation running among a scratch built saw mill, several stations, and an assortment of buildings that complement the European and Western train systems.  There are bridges, Bear Lake, and a tunnel along the wall created just from plants - yes, a  tunnel that is horticulturally acceptable with a touch of the west.

The trains are automatically controlled with a LGB MTS remote control system.  The yard has "gigantic trees" with continual shade and no plants were or are destroyed.  Again, the adage, "All the advantages of shade with the benefit of a ton of leaves". 


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