Tour #12: South Jacksonville Train Layouts
|Tuesday, June 23, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM||Tour Price: $75|
Larry Shughart – The 65’ x 35’ Northern
Florida Railway is one of the largest S Gauge layouts in the country. Featured in Classic Toy Trains, the display includes a huge collection of both vintage and current S Gauge trains. Larry specializes in structures from all manufactures and eras with over 500 buildings on the layout. You will enjoy Florida themed scenes such as St. Augustine Lighthouse, South Beach Miami, Disney World, Sarasota Circus Grounds, and much more.
Larry’s house also features a 10’x16’ 3-rail O Gauge layout operating five trains around 100 buildings. There is a 12’ x 14’ Lego layout with three trains, and a large Garden Gauge outdoor railroad welcomes you at the front porch. Inside his home, Larry promises to have a “Christmas in June” display featuring some vintage pre-war trains and an extensive collection of glitter houses. You will be treated to coffee and bagels in the morning and Happy Hour drinks and snacks in the afternoon.
Jacksonville Terminal Railroad Club - This HO Gauge layout includes dozens of scenes that are custom models of places around the Northern Florida Region. The main passenger terminal is modeled after downtown Jacksonville in the heyday of train travel. All of the supporting express tracks, dining car servicing, locomotive servicing facilities, and the surrounding buildings and highways are historically accurate. This stunning layout operates on two levels and features vintage trains from the FEC, SAL, Southern, ACL, FGE, and other fallen flags that used to frequent Jacksonville. Many of the club members are retired professional railroad men and bring a personal passion to this club.
Lloyd Lippert – One of the premier collectors and operators of Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge trains, you will enjoy this vintage-themed layout featuring pristine quality Gilbert trains operating on traditional track. The layout is tastefully landscaped with vintage Plasticville and ERTL buildings to represent Lloyd’s hometown in South Dakota. The walls display Lloyd’s museum-quality collection. This is a must see for CNW fans.
John Grisnik– Located in a separate building in Jacksonville’s historic Avondale district, this all pre-war layout features classic Lionel and American Flyer trains and accessories. Tastefully displayed around the rooms are many historic toys and antiques with a ceiling layout to boot.
Larry Shughart’s Layouts
Lloyd Lippert’s American Flyer Layout
John Grisnik’s Pre-war Layout
One-way Driving time: 30 minutes
Tour includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation, water, snacks and box lunch.
Special Wear: None