Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Layout For Sale: $3.5 million (P.S. Comes With House)

Looking for a layout? (Or two?) Got a few dollars you don't know what to do with? Then this is your lucky day!

Tom Miller's amazing Fine Scale (Fn3) Denver & Rio Grande Western indoor layout and his outdoor Oregon Garden Railway in Sherwood, Oregon are for sale--along with his house, property and the outbuilding that houses the layout.

The outdoor layout is a two-mile 7-1/2" gauge railroad on the 20-acre property. It features a tunnel and an amazing trestle.


The indoor D&RGW layouts measures 45 by 90 feet and has 700 feet of track. The mountains rise up 12 feet, and the layout contains custom built structures, some with complete interiors and sound effects. Custom lighting changes the layout room from day to night over a 30 minute period.

Selling a layout intact is hard--not only does it need to match the vision of the buyer, they have to like the house and the location, too. (I tried to do it once; no takers.) But in Tom's case, it might be a little easier. 

Click here for a tour of the house and property, including a ride on the outdoor layout.

Click here for videos of the indoor layout.

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