Category Archives: 16mm

Model Railway scales

Left to Right: 16mm/ft (1:19) Baguley-Drewry Diesel loco (Accucraft) O Gauge (1:32) Ruston (Triang Big-train) OO Gauge (1:76.2) Duchess of Sutherland N Gauge (1:148) 0-6-0 Steam loco (Fleischmann ?) more detail here: https://www.wis.co.uk/andy/16mm/scale-and-gauge.html

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Mixing hobbies – Lego train on 16mm Garden Railway (part 2)

In my last post, I berated the fact that a inside-frame chassis on 16mm track wasn’t possible in Lego. The gauntlet was picked up by my friends in the adult Lego fan community, and a potential solution looks like this: … Continue reading

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A visitor to my line

My brother came to visit. He brought a loco, and thus it became the first visiting loco on my line This is a Regner Konrad, kit-built loco. It’s a geared, oscillating-cylinder loco. The revering lever is on top of the … Continue reading

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Steam, at last

I finally got a steam train running in my garden. My wife took these photos A short while later, my wonderful wife used this photo (below) for my birthday card.

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10 years of ballasting experience

by Andy on behalf of SteamOil Today, we have a Special Guest appearance by “SteamOil”, owner of the Tryfon Vale Light Railway. He shares his experiences of how different ways of ballasting have fared over the life of his garden … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Vale of Evermore

My intention is to create a pretty garden with a railway in it, one where you see the garden first, and then see a train moving through it. One of the main sources of inspiration has been the “Vale of … Continue reading

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Progress on the other railway

In April, Andy blogged about the progress of his railway. Now it’s time for mine. The path is done, complete with the square stepping stones. The concrete blocks that mark the edge of the path and the edge of the … Continue reading

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Brambleton 1st June 2013

Live steam (16mm/ft) on one of the most extensive garden railway layouts in the South of England

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A new garden railway – May 2013

After a year rebuilding the house, and with the weather slowly trying to pretend that it’s summer, we have ventured out into the mud-heap that was once our garden to try and work out what’s going where. This is the … Continue reading

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Indoor garden railway meet

I went along to a winter meeting of the West Hertfordshire group. It’s a bit of an oxymoron to call it an indoor meeting of a garden railway group, but that’s what it is. I can imagine the headlines already: … Continue reading

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