Sidewalk Replacement

Our crew access sidewalk had been constructed 1-1/2” above the lawn surface, creating a trip hazard. The sidewalk has been removed and was replaced with a natural stone walk which matches the nearby Mountain Oil Field scene.

Working on a garden railroad is a unique experience—one that differs greatly from other forms of model railroading. Although everything is still a scale representation of a full size railroad, the infrastructure needed to support outdoor model railroading mimics that of a small city.

Fortunately, the all-volunteer team at the FGRR has an impressive background with all of the knowledge and skills to keep this world-class railroad running smoothly. Here are some of the areas of expertise that are part of this unique and diverse group:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbing
Fairplex Garden Railroad gets a natural stone walkway
The finished walkway

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The sidewalk next to Dorothy’s scene
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Several volunteers pitched in and the sidewalk was gone in less than one hour!
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Before the project can proceed, new drains had to be installed. Jim and Doug lay out the drains.
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The drains are progressing.
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John lends a hand with the final placement.
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Everyone gets a turn at the Jackhammer. Dorothy tries her hand!
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The formed and finished walkway, ready for the concrete sub base which will support the flagstones.
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Shaun applies brute force under the guidance of supervisor Jim.
In order that our volunteers spend Mother's Day with their families, the Garden Railroad will be operating on MAY 5 , 11 AM- 4 PM, instead of May 12.