Making More Holiday Magic, Part I

The Central California Coast Garden Railroad Society celebrated the holiday season with guests of the special Holiday Magic celebration at the Charles Paddock Zoo (Atascadero, CA). Since 2017, special large scale model railroad layouts have been part of this local holiday event sharing the joy of our hobby with the community.

Advanced planning and teamwork helped make set-up relatively easy on a cold December morning in north San Luis Obispo County (Jesse Soto, image).
Miniature worlds invite children to explore a fantastical world (Mark Edwards, image).
Custom bridges constructed by Dave Hayes were inset in this layout design creating “nooks” for children to “step into” the miniature holiday world (Mark Edwards, image).
Set at a height for younger people to appreciate and access from all sides, this temporary large scale railroad display delighted zoo guests, young and young at heart (Mark Edwards, image).