"Train Lady" To Open Magical Garden Railroad For a Single Day

June 15th 2013

The renowned "Train Lady" Elaine Silets has decided to open her one-of-a-kind garden layout to the general public for a single day on June 29th in order to support the Harvey M. Silets Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is something model train enthusiasts won't want to miss. 

If you're unfamiliar with the "Train Lady" (pictured above), Elaine Silets is the mastermind behind Huff and Puff Industries, Ltd, a company that specializes in custom-built railroading layouts, furniture, and anything else your mind can conjure. She is an extensive and talented railroader herself, with an almost-unbelievable garden layout that has to be seen to be believed. Unfortunately her garden railroad is a private one that only opens to the public for special events. 

Thankfully the iconic railroader will be opening her garden paradise on June 29th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm as a part of the Huff & Puff Industries' Garden Walk and Model Railroad Display for the benefit of The Harvey M. Silets Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you're in the Chicago area and want to see a once-in-a-lifetime layout, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

The Train Lady's grounds include a number of specific sites to enjoy including the Glorée & Tryumfant Garden Railway, which covers more than 6,000 square in glorious G-scale detail. The Shabui Garden Railway also decorates the grounds with a lush Japanese-themed rail, and one can't forget about the The Harvey M. Silets Memorial O-Scale Model Railroad Museum that recreates a bustling Chicago rail system down to the tiniest gorgeous detail. 

There's little doubt this day will be a dream come true for many a curious railroader. You can find more information and register for the event here.  

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  • 5 years, 5 months ago

    If I was state side I would go. The pictures of the lay out are fantastic. I am in the Army and currently assigned over seas. It looks wonderful and looks like it would be something to see.

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