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Bring a backyard garden to life with motion and sound with miniature trains on Oct. 19 and 20!
Enthusiasts from the New Mexico Garden Railroaders Club (NMGRR) will demonstrate how to bring backyard gardens to life with motion and sound through the use of miniature, G-scale trains and their unique, complementary landscape.
Special displays for this fun annual event will include electric and live steam trains, character trains, sounds of choo-choo and the chicken dance. Including permanent and new displays for the event, there will be 10 trains running simultaneously on 2000 feet of track this weekend!
Club members will showcase their personal collection of model trains in active displays and share pictorial displays of set-ups in local backyards. G-scale experts from the club will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on how to get started. The members of the NMGRR Club have over 200 years of combined experience, and some individuals have been "railroading" for over 20 years!
The Botanic Garden's Railroad Garden has 1200 feet of permanent track and is the biggest G-scale layout in the state. Club members will make the complex come alive for visitors by sharing background stories about the Botanic Garden's permanent garden railroad display, with its villages, tunnels, trestles and mining scenes.