Throughout the summer months, members pick a date and open their garden railroads up for an afternoon for viewing from fellow members. These are not open to the public. It's a great time to discuss the "how did you create it?" and to get ideas from other layouts. Also a terrific way to meet people with the same interest as you.
This Annual Event is held the first Sunday in May. "Show and Tell" of winter projects that were done, presentations of interest to the group, door prizes, and a good time of building excitement for a terrific summer of Garden Railroading that lies ahead.
Wayzata Community Layout-
This public layout is outside in beautiful downtown Wayzata at the James J. Hill Depot Museum which sits between Lake Minnetonka and the real train tracks. MGRS is responsible for the maintenance of the layout and plants which are all live on the layout. In exchange, we get to run our own trains there. Posted times of Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from 1pm-4pm, we run trains for the public with huge crowds always showing up. The layout is also available anytime to run your trains.
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This event is held in the Fall to "close" out our season of Garden Railroading. Includes a Chili Feed, Member's Swap Meet, and tour of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul, MN, including the famous Night Trains exhibit.