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The Garden Railway at the Fairplex in Pomona LA County Fair

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G Scale Trains1 of 5DURANGO EXPRESS G GAUGE TRAIN SET #37240PIKO WASSERTUN "DURANGO" WATER TOWER
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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2717 items)

    Another of the permeant exhibits at the LA County Fairgrounds aka the Fairplex. As far as I know it is only open during the month long fair. Oh also the 2nd Sunday of every month. It is the oldest and possibly largest garden railway. It was started in 1924 and currently has 10,000 feet of track. There are actually several tracks, some go around the entire layout and some have a small circle. Also it changes every year.
    One of the more interesting points of this layout is that the trees and plants are all real plants kept trimmed to fit in scale. The scale being G scale.
    The most interesting feature to me are the various buildings and scenery. What I posted here is just a small sample. Of note here is Randy's Donuts, the Fox Theater in Pomona and a Van De Camps bakery. Haven't seen one of those in years.
    Got some photos of the trains too so try not to panic as there will be more.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      These are incredibly well done!! So amazingly lifelike!!
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. Looks better in person.

      Thank you
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    3. elanski elanski, 2 years ago
      very realistic. Love the movie Theater
    4. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      I love these garden railways, they're so cool. This has a lot going on. I like the turntable, I always wanted one on my layout.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski. I'll take a photo of the actual theater some time.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. This is one of the best I have seen.

      Thank you
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    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2

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