From time to time Alan may have some railroad related items for sale, such as Solid Brass Drive Screws, Rail Cars, Track Equipment, and more. You can check out his current offerings by clicking here. There are also a list of websites that High Oaks endorses, those can be seen on our Links page.
The weeds are tall in this FAST lap around the High Oaks Railroad. This video (filmed May 28, 2015) shows the additional 800 feet of track on the land purchased in 2014.
Alan and Kathleen Fanke fell in love with, and purchased their Kansasvile home in the fall of 1999, and started laying track under the massive oaks the following spring of 2000. Previous to that, Alan's first railroad, Prairie Flats, was a modest 800 foot loop around his property in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. High Oaks Railroad is a 1-1/2 inch scale railroad that currently features over 2,300 feet of 7-1/2” Gauge track. Alan's private facility offers guests access to electric, air, water, as well as a loading ramp for those of you that plan on visiting with your locomotive. Current minimum radius on the mainline is 25 foot. Alan has plans for future additions such as a turn table, and more sidings.
In this video (filmed September 2013 ) you can enjoy a virtual lap around the High Oaks Railroad, shot from the back of the caboose.
Thanks to Mike Budzien for submitting this nice video of the High Oaks Railroad from "Randy's 2nd Annual Picnic" (June 28, 2015).