The Color Country Layout Open House 2021. Part one, the Sun River Group’s garden railroads. Desert railroading at its best!
Every year the Color Country Model Railroad Club in Saint George Utah hosts an open house of their layouts. This week, we tour four of the garden railroads for the Sun River Group. Sun River is a development just south of Saint George Utah right on the Arizona border. Sort of a retirement – golf community model railroading has really taken off as a hobby here. All scales, indoor and out, anything fun! The four layouts are:
Bryan & Linda Enarson’s indoor “garden” railroad. Part of Sun River is the hobby garages. An area of large heated and air-conditioned these “shops” allow for just about any fun hobby, in this case, an LGB G gauge table-top layout. The overhead door can be opened making it sort of like an outdoor layout. The large shop is also a great place to just kick back or build models or whatever. Hum… Sort of like garagemahal!
Next up Keith and Mona Johnson. A monster 500 foot G gauge mixing LGB and mostly Bachmann trains. Just off the golf course, the views are GREAT!. Ideas for our own railout abound.
Onto the home of Larry & Peggy Schneider. A compact layout still featuring a lot of tracks. Three trains running! A photo backdrop that is mind-blowing and a digital control system. A lot of railroading in a small space. See.. anyone can fit a garden railroad, even a large one if you just plan it out well.
And lastly Ron Smith. Again LGB track and trains. Four trains running together! A large area that is well thought out so there is still a lot of open yard with the trains mostly running the perimeter.