KCS 4054, EMD F7A and F7B units; Sulphur Springs, TX; May 1984
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: KCS 4054, EMD F7A and F7B units; Sulphur Springs, TX; May 1984
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_05060
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library
tvharddrive.com = more videos every day. LGB Model Train – Living Desert Zoo – Palm Springs, CA Model trains became a part of The Living Desert in 1998 during the annual WildLights holiday program from the day after Thanksgiving until the New Year. Initially, it was decided that although the trains would operate only in the evenings as part of WildLights, basic layout of track would remain in place; only the trains and buildings would be stored. However, because of the popularity of the display, the trains started running full time during the regular park hours beginning January 1, 2001. The trains are referred to as “G” scale, which is approximately ½ inch to the foot or 1:22.5 inches, about twice the size of Lionel trains. Although not the largest model scale train, it is the most popular “large scale” train. The locomotives, rolling stock, track, switches and most of the equipment are made by LGB. In fact, the letters “LGB” stand for Lehmann Gross Bahn or Lehmann’s Big Train.
HO scale layout featuring lots of Australian prototype trains from the VR and AN stables. Although the layout ran trains from different eras the train compositions were just what you’d expect to see from the lineside in Western Victoria or SA. Long freight and passenger trains were regularly seen, along with smaller freight trains with a mix of bogie and 4 wheel wagons. The “Ghan” NR seen on this layout was a pre-production sample of the loco now available from Austrains, and certainly turned a lot of heads whenever it ran past. The AN silver/green CLP was also a very nice loco, and for a bit of variety we get to see some steam action too. Filmed at box hill exhibition 2004.
Video Rating: 4 / 5