The largest model railroad at the Bellingham Railway Museum is our G gauge layout depicting logging and mining railroads. G gauge, otherwise known as Garden Railroad scale, is the largest of the indoor trains. The engines feature realistic sound which can be heard throughout the museum as they thunder down the track. Our layout has both standard and narrow gauge trains and features Shay and other logging locomotives with their unique gear drive system. A number of other steam and diesel locomotives pull freight and passenger trains around the large layout. The G gauge layout is always a favorite for train enthusiasts of all ages. Click here to see more photos of the G Gauge layout.
The tradition of our Lionel model railroad exhibits began while the museum was still located at the radio museum. A generous donation of equipment from the late Willard Brown and has now grown to become a large interactive display featuring the rich history and happy memories of Lionel Trains. The most recent Lionel layout of a New York scene includes many of the operating accessories for which this manufacturer was famous for. Unlike many layouts, Lionel kids of all ages can run this layout through a simple push-button. Here is your chance to relive the memories of that first train set you had as a kid and share the experience with your kids and grandkids!