New For 2016: Seaside Corner

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[…]

Trestle Gets a Refresh

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[…]

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. Read more about Sidewalk Replacement[…]

Due to the current health crisis the 2020 L.A. County Fair has been cancelled. The Garden Railroad will be closed as well and all scheduled events are cancelled for 2020. Please check back for updated information and some new videos from the 2019 Fair.