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Welcome to the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society!

Original Edit / Resource Data is now located at REGRS Edit.

Club Description

The REGRS is a loosely knit club of enthusiasts from areas north of the famous San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge who share an interest in model trains. Our members are primarily located in Sonoma County and Marin County.

We work in several scales of model railroading, including 1:32, 1:29, 1:24, 1:22.5, and 1:20.3, all of which run on Large Scale or G-Scale (also called Garden Scale) track, which is 1 3/4 inches (45 mm) between the rails. Our locomotive engines and train cars are generally a foot or more long each.

Layout Description

Our railroad layouts are outdoors and we landscape them with real, living miniature plants and model buildings and people.

Building the layout and tending to the gardening is almost as much fun as running the trains.

Volunteers from our club organize exhibits at events like the Home and Garden Show at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, and operate G-Scale model train layouts in museums, the Santa Rosa Main Post Office, and stores that are open to the public.

We publish a monthly newsletter for members, and every month from March through November we get together at a member's house to socialize and run trains. Newcomers to the hobby of Garden Railroading receive guidance and help from expert modelers and miniature plant gardeners.

You don't need a large-scale garden railroad of your own to be a member of REGRS -- and if you wish to host a garden railroading event at your home, our members will bring all the track and trains required!

The Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society (REGRS) is an informal outdoor railroad model club in Northern California.

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Our interests include:

Model Railroads in the Backyard
Electric and Live Steam Power
Kits and Scratch-Built Structures
Railroad Gardening with Miniature Plants
Outdoor Garden Railroad Plant Basics
Don Herzog's "Plant of the Month"
Garden Railway Photography
Remote Control for Garden Trains
Calendar and Open House Days for REGRS Club Members
Directory of Members' Pages
Garden Railway Manufacturers List
Other California Garden Railroad Clubs

Come aboard and join us!

Learn More

To learn more about model railroading in the garden, meet our club members, arrange a visit to a member's garden train layout, attend one of our monthly meetings as a guest, talk model railroading with hobbyists and railroad model builders, or to join the REGRS as a member, please contact the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society by sending an email to Ken Brody --

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