Posts Tagged ‘G Scale Railroad’

Bridge Upgrades

February 25, 2012

We are always looking for ways to improve our products.  This time we created some new truss work details to make our bridges #110 and #111 more realistic.  These are two of our more popular bridges but we still believed we could add more value to them.   The best part is that we are not changing the price!  We hope you like the improvements and we look forward to hear your opinion.


Bridge #110


Bridge #111





O Gauge Vertical Lift Bridge

January 17, 2012

One of the first projects of 2011 was the fabrication of an O gauge lift bridge for The Paradise & Pacific Railroad in McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, for their new O gauge layout display.  We also built an O  and G gauge over head train systems for the lobby area of the new model railroad building.

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, the park is the most unique of it’s kind in the country.  There are two historically-accurate scale-model train rides, a growing collection of full-scale railroad engines and cars, an original Scottsdale 1930s machine shop with all its tools and three genuine Santa Fe Railroad depots.  One of McCormick- Stillman Railroad Park’s most delightful— and unusual—features is the group of dedicated model railroaders who are members of four clubs “in residence” at the Park.

The model train layouts (O, HO, and N), which are operated by independent clubs are now housed the park’s new model railroad building.

Below you can see pictures of the Vertical Lift bridge for the P&P Railroad, O gauge Club and pictures of the Overhead train systems. located at the lobby of the new model railroad building.


A Year in Garden Railroading

January 13, 2012

The countdown for 2013 has begun!  Here at Eaglewings Iron Craft, we are excited to see what new projects this year will bring.  Last year was a very good year for us, we were really fortunate to stay busy.  It was a bit hard to update the blog and keep everyone informed of the interesting projects that we worked on through the year.

This year, one of our many goals is to keep everyone better informed about what is happening here at Eaglewings.  We’ll share past and present  projects, new products and information about our Garden Railroad events.

A new animation Project

December 16, 2009

This is one of the first projects we worked on that involves animation.  I hope you like it.

The  Fire Engine only operates when a button is pressed next to the diorama

The Molly Butler Lodge Overhead

December 7, 2009

Hello Everyone,

We just finished a new Overhead Train System for the Molly butler Lodge.  The lodge is in Greer, Arizona about 3 hrs North East of Phoenix.

The train system will be about 400 feet of double and single track.  The Layout will feature an 11 ft. Hell’s gate bridge and a suspension bridge.  Also we’ll be making a replica of the Molly Butler lodge itself and one of Santa’s Work Shop.

Here are some pictures of this project.

Wild Eagle Rail Road

June 24, 2009

Dan Hoag’s Wild Eagle Railroad
Established 1997

This railroad began as a few small loops around a pond in the backyard. It didn’t take long for it to grow into one of the largest and most elaborate garden railroads that you will find in the Phoenix area, with over 500 feet of track.

The railroad snakes its way through series of towns in various geographical settings, representing any/all time periods. There are three loops (all connected), switches, tunnels, and sidings, each with their own role to play in the operation of this railroad. There is also a cog railway (going up the mountain), and several reversing units working nonstop in both major sections of the railroad. The railroad has multiple power sources; battery power for the main part of the railroad, and track power for the two cog lines and the reversing units.


My empty Spot

June 24, 2009

Hello Everyone,

 This time I want to show you what I did to this one spot in my layout that has been empty for a while.  I had no idea of what I could have there until not to long ago.  This is what I came up with.  

 See if you guys like it and if you have a favorite scene or detail.   I hope they are the same as my favorite details, which some of my friends came up and helped with.



Eaglewings Housing Project Update

September 15, 2008

Here are some pictures that show the new Eaglewings Houses on our Wild Eagle Railroad.

Now with more detail


Mainstreet USA

September 12, 2008
Mainstreet USA

Mainstreet USA


Eaglewings Housing Project

September 8, 2008

Hello Everybody,
Well we have industrial buildings for people to work at. We have downtown buildings with shops and other business where people shop and have fun. But where do all these people live?
Someone has to build houses for all the people who work and shop downtown, all the workers from all the industries that depend on the operation of the train to receive their supplies and to deliver their products.
That’s how we started our new project: Eaglewings House Models. So far we have 5 Houses and 2 Car Garages