World’s Longest G Scale Train

On Monday, January 10th, 2011, in Model Railroading, Railroading, by Al Gengler
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

This USA BIG BOY is one of the world’s longest G Scale garden railway trains with only (1) locomotive pulling (152) cars. Each car has been converted to ball-bearing metal wheels and body mounted Kadee couplers. The average weight per car is 2.67 pounds making the total dead weight pulled at 406 pounds! The actual “scale length” of this train is an amazing 1.2 miles long.

In the third segment of this video, they swapped out the (1) USA Trains Big Boy for (6) Aristo-Craft Dash 9’s. More power. More fun. And it really looks impressive!

The Palo Verde and Southwestern Railroad is an incredible outdoor layout designed to incorporate the realism of the Southern Pacific line as it ran through California and Arizona during the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Their trains run through mountains and forests, around lakes and over streams, as they operate on 4,000 feet of track.

This layout really lends itself to pulling these long trains. The PVSWRR has extremely long straight-a-ways. There is one straight-a-way with a length of 297 feet and another one with a length of 274 feet. All of their curved track has 20′ diameter curves or greater, and, all of their curved track is super elevated. So pulling long trains around the layout is very smooth.

YouTube Channel: Dennis R. Sirrine
Website: Drawings and Photos

If you know of any other G Scale garden railway layouts with over 4,000 feet of track we’d sure like to hear about it and share it with our readers. Please send your article or video link to Illiana Garden Railway Society.

Become an IGRS Branch Line Member today! Get Directions to Samuelson’s Garden Center.

Editors' related picks:

 

Comments are closed.

IGRS Branch Line Members

Don Hewlett
Paul Volk
Corey Gardner
Elizabeth Gengler
Gary Babcoke
Fran Samuelson
Philip Bachman
Dolly Hewlett
Dorothy Kreiger
Gary Barneko
Karen Bachman
IGRS Bull Moose Line
IGRS Bull Moose Line
Dane Wallace
Dave Besterman
Don Coleman
Richard Riley
Annemarie Riley
Al Ankus
Al Gengler
Marilyn Gossman
Jonathon Creutzburg
Dave Casey
IGRS Bull Moose Line
Tom Kreiger
Patty Babcoke
Mike Hughes
Roz Besterman
Patrick Hook
George Sarver
Arv Gossman
Jane Paluchniak
Alex Appel
IGRS Bull Moose Line
David Ransom
IGRS Bull Moose Line

Thanks for dropping by! Interested in becoming an IGRS Member? See branch line membership application page. Need directions? See map for directions to Samuelson's Garden Center.

Location

The Bull Moose Line
295 North State Rd. 2
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Open to the Public
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
May through September (weather permitting)

Tel: 219-299-2996 or by Email. See map for directions.