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The Lower Mill Pond

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Visual elements for Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society “Bull Moose Line” Train Garden.
                                                          The Lower Mill Pond 

A Waterfall above the Upper Reflection Pond will send water splashing and gurgling down a trough of field stone into to the Lower Mill Pond.  As the water rises in the Lower Mill Pond a filtration  pump will recirculate 4,000 gallons of water per minute through a hidden piping system to the headwaters of the Water Fall above the Reflection Pond. This re-circulation will create a never ending downhill stream of water to the Lower Mill Pond basin.


That water feature is the heart of the garden railways design, giving the venue a stone covered background hill for the lower tracks to circle. 
In addition it offers the “Bull Moose Line” a unique right-of-way to travel over and under the cascading waters.



 Plus a pond large enough for G-scale boats.






Membership Application

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Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society Membership Application


The Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society (ITS) is a not for profit group of G-Scale enthusiasts from the states of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. It’s a family affair - membership is by family.
Society family members are interested in all areas of G-scale model railroading. Among our goals is the education of the public about garden railroading, railroad modeling and the construction and running of garden railways. To that end, we show our individual garden layouts at various times to the general public and maintain a public venue  called “The Bull Moose Line”  at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to promote G-scale railroading.
Activities include monthly member meetings, held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, “How to Clinics,” model railroad show attendance, steam train excursions, visits to member’s railroad garden and an annual picnic in August and a Holiday party in December.
Every Saturday, beginning in 2019, members will …