HandPan Valley Railway
Construction on the HardPan Valley Railway was started in 2005 and is still a work in progress. The layout is currently 22 feet by 70 feet and operates on two levels. The valley level (234 ft.) began operation in August of 2013 and the mountain level (200 ft. when finished) should be operating by June 2014. Trains are remote controlled with an Aristo-Craft Train Engineer system, although a battery powered train is in the works. Our layout focuses on the early 1900’s in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It covers logging, mining, farming as well as a vineyard & winery. The layout currently features two waterfalls feeding a pond, three bridges and a tunnel passing under one of the waterfalls. The HardPan Valley Railway uses mostly steam power, however, there is an occasional time warp and GP-7s can be seen operating on the Valley Line.