Our “Toy Train” display is an ‘O’ gauge (1/64 scale or better known by the Lionel brand name) 14’ by 22’ display consisting of two continuously running outer lines and four push to activate tracks that engineers of all ages can run. While the upstairs layout is a “ realistic journey in miniature”, this O gauge display, widely known as Lionel, features many item not usually associated with a typical model railroad layout.
The upper tier has featured various scenes including a dinosaur zone, drive-in theater and a lunar alien crash site. Locomotives on this display will also widely vary from the all pink engine with tender, to a 4-4-0 Jupiter (featured in many Wild West movies), to modern freight and passenger diesel engines and even an Area 51 train. Visitors can also observe a Simpson handcar, circus train with giraffes, and other novelty cars traveling along the track.
A unique feature of this display is that engineers of all ages can push buttons to activate three locomotives or a trolley.