RC3R is excited to announce that we WILL be running trains at the Great Big Greenhouse located at the corner of Robius and Huguenot Rds in Midlothian, Virginia! This will be our 7th year.
This year due to Covid-19, we have had to make changes. Our large 20x40 layout has 32" wide modules. As a result, we could not ensure 6' social distancing. While we normally welcome guests to run our trains or bring their own, we cannot do that this year. There will be hourly shutdowns to clean the hard surfaces on our display. Sharing of remotes is "out". And, yes we will be wearing masks. Thanks to Three Crosses Distillery, we have a 1/2 gallon of hand sanitizer.
Now for the good stuff. We WILL be displaying our 12x15 L shape layout nested together with our 6x11 postwar layout. These modules are 6' wide and do meet the 6' separation requirements. There will be four trains running at a time. This layout is lower than our big layout making viewing much easier for small children. The overall size will be 21'x12'. Smaller than before, but we will do our best to make it fun and safe for everyone.
The 12x15 layout has all new Menards buildings. We are working hard to finish this scenery upgrade! These lighted buildings are very attractive. The 6x11 layout will initially be decorated with all Plasticville structures. These were a club "Covid" project this year while everyone was quarantined. Later in the season, we will be 100% Christmas themed on this section.
Schedules and hours will be posted ASAP. We look forward to being able to share our display with the public in the upcoming Christmas season!