Video Clip - Tortoise & Lizard Bash Railroad (So. Calif.) is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.

Last Saturday’s model railroad layout tour also featured two garden railroads.

The link to the video clip is for one of these, Todd and Linda Brody’s Tortoise & Lizard Bash Railroad in the hills on the Santa Ana-Orange border. The landscape covers about 1,200 square feet with about 600 feet of track and six bridges, including a 14-foot long trestle. Using simple track power, the railroad can run itself fully automated with up to seven trains that slow and/or wait for each other as necessary to avoid collisions at crossing points.

One of their pre-teen neighbors put together this extremely professional short video. While far from complete, it gives the flavor of the railroad:

The Brodys just announced that their railroad will be open again on July 8, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The address is 10232 Overhill Drive, Santa Ana.

Bob Chaparro
Model Railroads Of Southern California

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