Bob (Chooch) Rivard – Track Car Cam Montage

Duration: 11:06

Garden scale (or G scale) layouts are one of the fastest-growing segments of model railroading. In this camera car video, we take a ride on Bob Rivard’s G scale model railroad, which he has been working on for over ten years.

Bob Rivard’s backyard is about 35 x 40 feet. The model also runs into his front yard. In his basement, Bob has an HO scale layout of the Soo Line. He was attracted to the larger size of G scale, which is 1:29 as opposed to the 1:87 of HO scale.


This camera car video offers good views of the landscaping, gradients, and other features that Bob had to work with when incorporating this layout into his backyard. We also get a nice look at the impressive scratch-built trestle.

As an added bonus, our train waits while another train passes, so we can check out its engine and rolling stock.

For more information about Bob’s layouts, check the video of our LIVE EVENT: Doug Hodgdon and Steve Doyle take to the road to visit the G (Garden) scale layout of Bob Rivard.

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