Note: This is a private museum and not open to the public.
It is in seven main areas:
Many years ago, when I taught a "Basics of Model Railroading" class at a community college, I always took with me a "track board" (a framed piece of homasote 48" by 18") to demonstrate the various scales and gauges of the model railway hobby. On one side there was the range of popular gauges, and on the other a display of various track formations, mostly in H0 scale.
It was not until I was wondering what to do to decorate a long basement wall, that the flash idea occurred to me to expand on this nugget of model railway history to illustrate more makes, more time periods, and gauges that had not been represented before.
So that is how this museum came about. It is devoted to a representative display of toy train and model railway track as it has evolved and diversified from over 100 years ago. It may well be unique in its theme. It has been designed to include all gauges from Standard Gauge/Gauge 2 all the way through N to T. It includes all major manufacturers and a selection of secondary ones, and a cross-section of all types of trackwork and track formations produced over the years.
To get you into the toy train mood, click here for "the Railway Steam Gallop" by Kaj Pindal, noted Canadian animator and animation educator.