Elaine Silets, the proud owner of Wandering Tree Estate, is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of Model Railroads & Garden Railways. Her work has been featured in The Robb Report (The 21 Ultimate Gifts Special Issue), The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and on the cover of Hammacher Schlemmer’s Holiday Gift Catalogue, as well as in the lobby of The John Hancock Center in Chicago and the Christmas windows at Tiffany & Co. The company she founded, Huff & Puff Industries, Ltd., has been in business for over twenty years. She has produced Model Railroads and Garden Railways that have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBC, CNN, CBS, FOX, NBC, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, as well as having appeared on the pages of Garden Railways Magazine, Chicago Home and Garden, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, North Shore Magazine and many others. She has built railroads for individuals and companies across the United States.



See the fantastic outdoor Garden Model Railroad in action. Large G-Scale trains weave quiet paths through stunning gardens designed and engineered by Elaine Silets aka “The Train Lady“.


This rare one-on-one video and interview with renowned artist and model railroad designer Elaine Silets aka “The Train Lady” gives you a glimpse inside the greatest female private model railroad.

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