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A model railroad based on LEGO Trains?

This is the Timberline and Frontsville RailRoad home page. It is a layout that I have found to be unique among the many other fine LEGO railroads featured on various websites around the net. The T&FRR is a fusion of LEGO 9 volt Trains and model railroad scenery supplies with the idea that my children could play on parts of the layout, while I could enjoy the process of creating realistic scenery in other sections.

How did this layout begin? In 1996 a particular trackplan was created on a plywood sheet after years of messing around with LEGO track on a living room carpet. The main goal of this trackplan was to get the maximum amount of running space into a standard 4x8 foot table. As model railroaders well know, nothing is more boring than a basic loop. However, when space is limited and a loop is all that will fit, other techniques can be used to create the illusion of a larger space. As you will see in the photo galleries, I have used a few of them.

Latest News

April 9, 2021: The site has been updated to handle the new SSL certificate and other minor changes.

January 14, 2018: The page width has been increased to 950px. Gallery #6 has been added for photos and videos of LEGO train displays taken at different train shows.

November 12, 2012: The old Arles webpages holding the gallery images have been replaced with a single html file running Highslide.JS. The result is more efficient code. No new content has been added.

January 14, 2010: All of the LEGO Train models have been sold on The T&FRR has been dismantled and will only live on in these pages. This railroad was the most unique and unusual LEGO railroad ever built as far as I have seen anyone build.

December 5, 2009: An effort to sell off my LEGO 9v Trains collection was started on The models will be posted individually and sold at auction. My interest has shifted to the On30 trains made popular by Bachmann Trains. See Gallery #4 for photos of the collection and status.

June 26, 2008: Gallery #4 shows the LEGO model collection and the main train table in its final state. The unfinished train table is now covered up for storage.

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