Skip to main content

Now that the leaders are on the back nine in the final round of the US Open, this topic popped into my head.

More than a few of you have mentioned you love golf and model railroading. I enjoy playing an occasional round with my 32 year old son, who loves the game.

If any of you have golfers, golf courses, clubhouses, putting greens, driving ranges, etc., on your layouts, you can post photos of them here. Arnold

Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Years ago the was a driving range next to the freeway, I think between LA & Van Nuys. It was literally in the gully between the freeway and the mountain. There were distance signs on the side of the hill so if the ball hit there it would be like 200 yards. People just hit the ball into the hill and they would roll down, making picking them up easy. That might make for a space-challenged scene.

@GVDobler posted:

Years ago the was a driving range next to the freeway, I think between LA & Van Nuys. It was literally in the gully between the freeway and the mountain. There were distance signs on the side of the hill so if the ball hit there it would be like 200 yards. People just hit the ball into the hill and they would roll down, making picking them up easy. That might make for a space-challenged scene.

I agree a driving range could be a very nice to have on train layout. Driving ranges commonly have high fences or netting 250 plus yards away.  HO or O scale golfers on the tees at the driving range with yardage markers and a high fence or netting to keep the golf balls from hitting a train or cars could be fun to model.  Arnold

Arnold C.

The small Lionel Mini Golf accessory may be too diminutive to fit your description, but I installed one on my layout. It's a clever accessory, but the movement of the figures on the mini golf course barely move when "activated" by a push button.  The golf ball as a sign/logo for the course does spin around.  I was disappointed by the lack of noticeable movement of the golfers, so I removed it and replaced it with another Lionel accessory with more visible action - the POSTMAN chased by dogs.

If the duffers at Lionel ever create another golf-related accessory, a golf driving range would be an obvious choice, perhaps with compressed air nozzles to send the ball aloft and toward a catching screen.

Mike Mottler    LCCA 12394
mottlermike10@gmail.com

 

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×