COLUMBUS GARDEN RAILWAY SOCIETY





Thank you for you interest in the
 Columbus Garden Railway Society
Open Garden Tour September 10, 2017
Check back in August for tour information


      The Puckerville RR


The Puckerville Railroad is based on a rural, small town setting reminiscent of the 1960's. 
The garden design has two levels. The upper line has 80 feet of track, two ponds, stream and a waterfall, with a number of interesting bridges. The lower line has 40 feet of track and is a mining line. There are 50 handmade people figures, and many great scratch built structures. Plantings are abundant.


Easton Express RR

Easton Town Center ( front of Brio's Restaurant)

Easton Express Railway is a 1100 square foot railroad built in 2005. Trains operate 12 hours a day, seven days a week.


The Back In Time RR

Back in Time Railroad was started in the spring of 2012. A new Pennsylvania RR train travels 
over bridges, and through tunnels. Included in the layout are several ponds, a small village with many shops, a campground, and a large farm. Landscaping has dwarf conifers, alpine plantings, ground cover and more. An Emmett Kelly circus train surrounds an extensive miniature circus layout. A carnival line tops off this layout.


       The Sweet Hollow RR



Sweet Hollow has just 200 feet of track tunneling through a mountain. Two loops run up to five 
trains with battery power. This layout has many interesting dwarf conifers, farm buildings, a campground, and a replica Gettysburg train station.

        The Recycled, Odds, Ends and Leftovers RR

The Recycled, Odds, Ends, and Leftovers railroad is a fictitious railroad heading south out of Xenia, Ohio. The lines travel through Brown County to Adams County with a farm community theme, following the White Oak Creek and over Cherry Fork Falls.

       The Grand Rapids & Reeds Lake RR

The Grand Rapids and Reed Lake railroad has 4 loops on a raised bed. Train operations are favored over gardening. Structures on the railroad are reflective of the imagined areas around Reed Lake in the suburbs of Grand Rapids at the turn of the 19th century. The owner runs live steam locomotives, on 4 loops, with an operating catenary system to support streetcar operations.








       The Puddlefort and Patio RR

The Puddlefort and Patio Railroad is modeled after a central Wisconsin Village and farmland served by the Chicago & North Western RR. A trolley line serves Puddlefort village. This railroad boosts well established small scale plants, dwarfed trained conifers, rock garden plants, and much more.


         The MacKay Mills RR

The MacKay line began in 1996, with numerous additions that have now totaled 650 feet of track, with 10 separate layouts. It includes 2 small loops, reversing loops, 6 back and forth reversing lines, with steam and caternary cog railways. There are tunnels, bridges, viaducts, trestles, 4 pools, over 50 buildings and people to add character. The established garden is heavily planted with dwarfs, rock garden, and minis specialty stock.



       The F & R RR

A 500 feet layout with 4 long trains running through an Indian village, and farm Communities.






       The R & P Choctaw Express RR

The R & P Choctaw Express is a fairly new layout with 300 feet of brass track running 3 ovals


The Sunburst Minneapolis & Southern II RR

The Sunburst Minneapolis Southern line is a recently reconstructed railroad on a raised bed, featuring dwarf Japanese maples, succulents, and a pond/waterfall.