Thursday, June 12, 2014

When I Retire, I Want to Live Here!

Green Ridge Village & Big Spring RR.

I’m nowhere near needing to look for a retirement home, but when the time comes I might like to live at Green Ridge Village near Carlisle, Pa.

In addition to all of its other amenities, Green Ridge Village has a model railroad—the Green Ridge and Big Spring RR.

The HO scale layout is in a 44 by 36 foot room and features over 1,600 feet of track and 168 switches.

Click here to visit the Green Ridge layout.

Quincy Village.

If Green Ridge doesn’t have room, maybe I’ll try Quincy Village in Waynesboro, Pa.

Quincy Village’s model railroad club has three layouts—O, G and HO, with an N scale layout in the works in a 1,100 square foot room. The HO scale layout is in a 33 by 22 foot room.

Click here to visit the Quincy Village layout. 

Shell Point layout.

Or maybe I’ll retire to Florida and live at the Shell Point Retirement Community.

That’s where you’ll find the Gulf Coast Railroad, in a 40 by 40 foot room.

Originally built by a small group of residents, the layout today is maintained and operated by resident volunteers. It is open to the public three days a week from October to May.

Click here to visit the Shell Point layout.

Sun City West.

Arizona is pretty nice in wintertime, and Sun City West has a layout. You can watch a video of it here. 

Sun City Center.

Sun City Center in Florida (“America’s premiere 55 + community”) also has a layout. Wait a minute—I’m 55 plus! Maybe I can live there now. 

Nah . . . I’ll just visit their layout here. 

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