Category Archives: Trains

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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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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Lego Steam Trains

A Garden railway doesn’t necessarily have to be serious! Here are some amazingly detailed model trains made of Lego, running around a garden.

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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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Botchan Ressha – Japanese steam-outline tram

A very interesting collection of ideas: a steam-outline tram running on Diesel. I’m particularly intrigued by the way they turn the engine (2m55s). Never seen that before. (I found another video showing the turntable again: see here)

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Industrial Archaeology

Archeologists have discovered a waggonway which dates back to 1780 underneath the demolished offices of a shipyard on the river Tyne. In the summer of 2013, thirty metres of waggonway were unearthed some of which was having to be kept … Continue reading

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Bridging the Bering Strait

For centuries, the idea of a tunnel under the English Channel was little more than a dream: it was variously seen as a way of uniting the two countries either side … or as a way to invade. By 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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