Construction for Gauge 1 began October 12, 2002 spear-headed by Tom Herbert. The track located near the gazebo and steaming bays was built in a dogbone shape about 40 feet wide and 145 feet long. with an average height of 42 inches. The inner loop was finished April 26, 2003 and the trains began to roll. The tracks have no power to the rails and all engines are self powered with either live steam or battery.