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Anyone thought about teaching a Garden Model Railroad Class?

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I had an idea to teach a Garden Model Railroad class at either the local Community College or local Rec Center. I'm not sure how much interest there would be, but I thought I should have a syllabus ready before pitching the idea to them. If you were to teach such a class what do you think should be the main topics for a beginner class? Would you offer some hands-on stuff?
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The original garden railroad at the Pomona Fairplex was used built by a teacher teaching his classes this stuff years ago. The students used to build the engines, rolling stock, structures, etc. as ~1:20 standard gauge (Gauge 3 track).

There are certainly plenty of topics to cover a semester including design, electronics, gardening, etc., etc., etc. If I were to teach such a class, the "lab" would be the construction of an on-site garden railroad over the course of the semester.
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