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Tortoise and Lizard Bash Railroad (T&LBRR) OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 20, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Todd and Linda Brody are pleased to invite you and your guests to the last run for the 2008 season of the T&LB garden railroad. This layout is quite innovative and incorporates features not seen on other garden railroad displays. The landscape covers about 1,200 square feet with over 600 feet of track and six bridges, including a 14-foot long trestle.
The layout is built around two ancient volcanic areas that were thought to be inactive; however; recent eruptions have been noted at two of the craters in one area. The volcanoes spew “lava” into upper, then lower, lakes through two waterfalls.
All vegetation is real and to scale. The entire layout is detailed with structures, over 300 people and animals, cars, motorcycles, etc. all at a scale of ½” per foot.
As many as seven trains run simultaneously, pausing and waiting for each other as necessary. Don't miss Todd's own-design, fully automated signal and operations system. No more unexpected “corn field meets” at the crossing point! Brand new are the digital sounds produced at the station and service areas!
The major urban area is Tortoise Town and all structures are named for their reptilian counterparts. When sheriff “Chuck Walla” isn’t getting a soda at Dragon Lizard Drugs, he may be getting a haircut at Cooter’s Clip Joint or calling on Ms. Lizzie at Collard Lizard Clothiers. “The Lounge Lizards” jazz band is featured entertainment in the town circle. Brody's B&B (Booze and Babes) includes a "red light" district and is next to the Bear Whiz Beer Brewery and the hot air balloon launch facilities. Two farm/ranches operate in the area as well as a feed and grain facility for the chickens, cows, sheep, and horses. An active gold mine is continually conducting blasting - day and night. All buildings and major structures (about five dozen) have lighting for night operations. The best viewing time is just before dusk. Be sure to bring your guests.
Hope to see you here.
Todd & Linda Brody
The following link will take you to our web site showing the railroad and its history.
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