Ridge Live Steamers - 7.5" Gauge
Becky and Dave Visit This Club in Florida
RLS currently has over 4200 feet of 7½" gauge mainline plus an additional 5100 in sidings and yards located at their track site near Dundee, Florida, USA.
While attending the 12 hr annual race at Sebring, Florida where 3 of our racing friends were driving, Becky and I stayed at a chalet in Lake Wales. While touring their soup factory there the discussion led to their large boiler .. and that led to the where a bouts of this great Live Steam Club only about 3 miles away in Dundee ... Trains and especially live steam are always a highlight of our trips anywhere since Becky and I have our own private Grand Scale Live Steam Railroad at our home in California. The members that were there for a work day were very friendly and tolerant of all my photo taking. See the photos here below.
I will follow up with names and more info if the club will furnish them for us. ... Enjoy the photos. We have a link to their official web site below. More on our whole Florida trip on another journal site soon.
My favorite shot on their layout ...
A great steel Warren truss bridge like ours
And a most fantastic tunnel I wish we had
Another great all steel Warren Truss bridge