David & Sharon O’Haver – Open House Recap 2019

We had great weather for an open house a few weeks ago! David and Sharon’s new garden layout reflects the hard work they poured into this wonderful creation. It was exciting to see all the garden colors and the long bridge over the pond! David said a bridge was one of his top requirements when he started planning the layout. In addition to the garden layout, they setup a loop of track in the grass to run another train. All in all, everyone had a great time outdoors with trains and sunshine! Enjoy the photos and thank you David and Sharon for a great open house!

Sad News from Uno

Submitted on 2014/06/10 at 5:28 pm – You can add me to “The Gardens We Have Lost”. During the past few weeks I have totally dismantled my layout and we are in the process of returning that area to a small flower garden. The train layout was too much for me to maintain and this took the fun out of it. Uno Magnuson

Excellent Day at the Harryman’s

June 2, 2014 – The Saturday May 31, 2014 road trip to see the Harryman’s Illinois-based layout was a great kick-off to the ILSR 2014 layout open house season. Check THIS page for lots of pictures. Thanks, Bill, Betty and Sally for being great hosts!

Runnin’ Trains

October 25, 2012 – An 80 degree day in late October means running trains, as well as a chance to test the front porch Santa Train. Christmas is exactly 2 months away. Having been out of commission personally for several weeks, some of the track had disappeared under a layer of ground cover. A pleasant afternoon with the garden clippers, one pass with the drywall sander/track cleaner, a trip to the basement to bring up the power supply, a couple of minutes with a loose track power connection and we were under way. Santa, FRED and the helper elf enjoyed the ride – check photos HERE.

Decker Springs Garden Railroad

June 22, 2011 – Bill and Betty Harryman have sent some new pictures of their excellent Decker Springs Garden Railroad, including the trolley line and the English section. Very well done, thanks folks. Have a look HERE.