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Date: 04/14/21 23:58
G scale at EPCOT
Author: wpamtk

While visiting Walt Disney World last week, I made a point to visit the G scale layout next to the Germany pavilion in EPCOT's World Showcase. It takes up an area of about 25x100 feet, with four separate lines each with a train supplied by LGB. I first saw it in 1999 and it contributed to my decision to build a G scale railroad in my own backyard. I'm glad it's still around and attracting attention today.








Date: 04/15/21 04:32
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: SPDRGWfan

Pretty cool.  Where do you live? 

Years ago my cousin and her husband visited the Washington DC area and they were into G scale.  They arranged visits to a number of places where people were running G scale, including a live steam G engine.  But while the weather here isn't as exreme as some parts of the US, I'd think a warm dry climate would make having a garden railway more practical and lower maintenence.  The last time I was at Epcot was around 18 years ago and I don't recall the G train display at the German pavilion.

Cheers,
Jim



Date: 04/15/21 20:11
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: wpamtk

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Pretty cool.  Where do you live? 
>
> Years ago my cousin and her husband visited the
> Washington DC area and they were into G scale. 
> They arranged visits to a number of places where
> people were running G scale, including a live
> steam G engine.  But while the weather here isn't
> as exreme as some parts of the US, I'd think a
> warm dry climate would make having a garden
> railway more practical and lower maintenence. 
> The last time I was at Epcot was around 18 years
> ago and I don't recall the G train display at the
> German pavilion.
>
> Cheers,
> Jim
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, prime climate for garden railroading: no snow, no freezes, rain only in the winter (if at all sometimes). 
As I mentioned, I saw it on my first visit to EPCOT in 1999, and it pretty much looks the same now as it did then except for a few trackage changes.



Date: 04/16/21 04:24
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: SPDRGWfan

California works. I lived in Davis CA from 1971 - 1984 and it only snowed twice and melted the same day. I live in northern VA now so garden RR would have weather issues.

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Date: 04/16/21 07:14
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: Typhoon




Date: 04/16/21 08:45
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: SPDRGWfan

I have been to Epcot since it was installed but I don't recall it specifially.



Date: 04/16/21 12:14
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: PHall

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> California works. I lived in Davis CA from 1971 -
> 1984 and it only snowed twice and melted the same
> day. I live in northern VA now so garden RR would
> have weather issues.
>
> Posted from Android

Your snowplow would need to be a working model. And maybe battery powered too.



Date: 04/16/21 15:39
Re: G scale at EPCOT
Author: SPDRGWfan

PHall Wrote:
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>
> Your snowplow would need to be a working model.
> And maybe battery powered too.

Ain't gonna happen.



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