The Christmas Model Train Layout at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis

Never in a million years would I have i known about this great layout had not been for Dr. Gregory Brucker and his charming wife visiting our layout (The Mendocino Coast model Railroad and Navigation Co.) here in Fort Bragg, CA. My experience is that when model railroad fans meet they swap “stories” of their “best” layouts. Dr. Bucker said that he and his wife were regular visitors to this layout with their grandchildren.

The layout is called “Jingle Rails”. It’s “a G-scale model train wonderland containing nine working model trains that wind through a stunning miniature landscape. The exhibit features miniature versions of local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station and Lucas Oil Stadium. The trains then head through the national parks of the American West, passing legendary sites, including grand railway lodges, Northwest Coast Native villages, and wonders both natural and human-made—Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yosemite Falls, Old Faithful, the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Historic Route 66, Hilbert Circle Threatre and the Indiana State Fair.”

Of the vids I found I like these two the best:

This one is very short =

This one is longer.

Thanks Dr. Bucker and your lovely wife. If I am ever in Indianapolis in the dead of winter you’ll know where to find me!!!!!!