USA Trains Heavyweight Passenger Cars Initial Run at the Fairplex Garden Railroad, Pomona, California.
Artificial Grass Installation by Purchase Green® The team from the San Dimas store working hard on the artificial grass installation Imagine what it takes to manage a world-class garden railroad the size of a football field. One with thousands of feet of track, hundreds of rolling stock, and countless hand-built miniature buildings and features. And Read more about The FGRR Goes Green – Purchase Green![…]
Seaside — A California Coastal Community This multi-year project will feature elements from popular California coastal cities. Plans include an amusement park area and pier complete with Ferris Wheel, a seaside resort town, and foothills that reach to a snow-covered mountain top. Other elements to be modeled are a cannery building, a fishing fleet, a Read more about New For 2016: Seaside Corner[…]
Mother Nature presents G scale enthusiasts with a unique set of challenges as compared to other forms of model railroading. The Fairplex Garden Railroad must endure through weather, nightly varmint attacks and a high volume of visitor traffic during the L.A. County Fair. One of the top priorities is keeping the main line running, and Read more about Trestle Gets a Refresh[…]
The Garden Railroad volunteer crew is responsible for all aspects of the layout—from the maintenance and operation of the trains to the landscaping and construction work necessary to keep things in peak condition for the fair and special events. One of the primary objectives for 2016 is to introduce modern technology in areas that make Read more about Tech Updates[…]
Photo by Vance Kalscheuer The annual Los Angeles County Fair is a highlight of the summer for people throughout the western region and beyond. Enjoy the many great shows, rides and other entertainment that happen throughout the days and nights. No fair visit would be complete without a walk through the Fairplex Garden Railroad, centrally Read more about L.A. County Fair 2017[…]
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. Read more about Sidewalk Replacement[…]