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Humbug and Helangon Ry, is a 1/20.3 scale outdoor railroad that with a change of a couple of buildings, I can convert to 1/13.7 scale. (7/8ths). I mainly run 1/20.3. The railroad is around 10 years old, and depicts a small industrial railroad on an island somewhere (Helangon) that services the locals, the lighhouse (which I hope to have this year), as well as some logging and a mine of sorts. The railroad is 50' long by a little over 8' wide at Humbug, the other end being 12' wide or so. Track radius is 4' on the main, and 3' in the yard. Turnouts on the main are number 6, with number 3 in the yard. Although I can run Rio Grande narrow guage, the locomotives and equipment are just to long so small industrial critters, and logging engines, with short cars are what I operate. My name is Jay Garner, and I and the railroad are located in the small mountain town of Weaverville, California, situated in the costal mountain range 45 miles west of Redding California. Winters are brutal, with lot of freeze and snow, so a lot of work is required starting each spring, for repairs to get it up and running. At this point in time a lighthouse and a proper station is needed in Humbug, and industries are need to be developed along the mainline. My dad built the engine house which can be used for either scale, 1/20 or 7/8ths. The water tank and critter fuel tanks are resin kits produced by Schromberg Scale Models, the two bathing ladies were made by Dan Markham, a fellow modeler. We are members of the Shasta Garden Railway Club in Redding, California, as is Rick, and Jim. All the pictures in the web-site were taken by Jay Garner except the ore cars in the 7/8ths section, and the small under construction picture of the Cat 60's in the finescalers section.
The Lighthouse arrived 8-22-13. It was built by Steve Wright of American Lawn Lights, and is a replica of Crossover Island Lighthouse.