Denver & Rio Grade R.R. - Sherwood, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 45° 23.317 W 122° 55.880
10T E 505375 N 5026124
Quick Description: A private property in Sherwood, Oregon, features an incredibly elaborate ridable miniature railroad that encircles the property. The railway includes a trestle bridge, tunnel, and train storage warehouse.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2019 4:19:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM10REY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 3

Long Description:
This world-class miniature train layout was hand-built by Tom Miller. There's a large machine shop where Tom builds engines and train cars. There's 11,000 feet of track around Tom's 20 acre property. There's a 400-foot long tunnel, raised trestle track over a small canyon, as well as a train depot and car barns for all trains and cars. There's a hand-built steam engine, known as Big Boy, a 4-8-8-4 wheel configuration, that can pull 30-40 people on a grade. Tom has offered to build a Big Boy for your train layout, if you'd like, for $245,000..

After Tom built the outdoor train, and because Oregon Winters didn't allow much time for outdoor operations, he decided to try his hand a a smaller F-scale model railroad. He built a large building with a 45 by 90 foot base with 23 for ceilings to enclose it. There's about 700 feet of track, 4,000 handmade trees, 10,000 hand-made bushes, 16 switches, computer-drivers lights, and miles of wire.

In 2012, Tom decided to sell the property and move to Sedona, Arizona where he already owned another home. The asking range was $4 million depending on how much of the trains a new owner might want. A couple of years later the asking range was $3.5 million. The Zillow web site says the property sold in April, 2018 for around $1.8 million.

The track layout can be seen in Google Satellite View.

The trains were not out when I stopped by on a quick unannounced visit. All the track, trestles, tunnel and buildings were still intact and everything looked immaculate.

18055 SW Seiffert Road
Sherwood, Oregon

Gauge of railway: 7-1/2" gauge, 1/8-scale

Engine Type: Live Steam

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Club Scheduled Invitation or Event

Ride Fee: No

If Yes: 0

Entrance Fee: No

If There is an Additional Fee: 0

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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