Grand Scale at Train Mountain

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Grand Scale at Train Mountain

Post by Loco112 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:40 pm

Think about how much better TM would be if it had 5-10 miles of dual gauge 15" & 24" gauge track... I'd pack up and my family and move there permanently if that existed. Bless
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Re: Grand Scale at Train Mountain

Post by RussellCofIdaho » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:50 am

Would be gorgeous! I think the larger gauges are much more stable and 'people friendly' but 7.5" is really popular for backyards and above, WAY above in the case of Train Mountain.

I really like the setup in Tilden park, Oakland, California with the Golden Gate Live Steamers and the Redwood Valley Railway 15" gauge running separate, nearby routes.
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Re: Grand Scale at Train Mountain

Post by FLSTEAM » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:46 pm

I would be all for it except that I have already sold my 15" Mogul. Oh well I had fun with it while I owned it.

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