Fwd: The Toy Train Barn's First Anniversary !
--- In AmericanFlyerTrains@yahoogroups.com, overworkedwsor@w... wrote:
Today December 15 marks the first anniversary of The Toy Train Barn in
Congratulations to the proud owners Buck & Jan Guthrie on a successful
and special year !
Also special thanks to all who donated their time, labor and materials
during the past year !
And also to all of you who came to visit during the past year !
The Toy Train Barn is currently all decked out in Christmas decorations
to celebrate the holidays. Some new projects which are currently under
way are the building of a large improved Standard gauge layout and once
again expanding the ever growing main feature American Flyer Layout. The
toy train layouts and displays have now taken over the entire first
floor of the former dairy barn ( which is now painted Milwaukee Road
orange ) which they call home. The Toy Train Barn features operating
layouts ranging from tiny Z scale to large metal antique standard gauge
trains. The largest layout of which is the American Flyer layout which
features numerous operating steam and diesel freight and passenger
trains, action scenes, trolley buses, a subway and much much more .....
Work through the winter will also continue on the 12" Grand Scale
equipment used by the outside railroad ...... the " Argyle Zephyr " and
the GCG Circus Train. The " Green County Gulch Railroad " began
operating this past Fall after over a year of extensive roadbed
construction, track laying, landscaping and the building of a large
wooden trestle. Additional trackage will be added to the GCG next Spring
when better weather allows for outside work to resume. Eventually the
Green County Gulch Railroad will cover the better part of some 18 acres.
The Toy Train Barn is open year round, Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2003 will be another exciting year full of changes for The Toy Train
Come pay a visit !
The Toy Train Barn
W9141 Hwy 81
Argyle, WI 53504 ( 608 ) 966 - 1464
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Z Scale The Toy Train Barn has a tiny automated Z scale layout on display that is entirely contained inside of a coffee table. The little layout was originally built sometime during the 1970's by an electrician and has some pretty complex wiring and circuts under it. Especially complex considering it's age.
You can also email Buck & Jan @