Tag Archives: Garden Railway
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
We have had Lego trains running on our garden railways before, using a chassis made of wood and metal, and bodywork made out of the famous bricks. Around Christmas 2018, someone asked in the forums of the 16mm association if it … Continue reading
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.
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
At long last, I’ve got to the stage where I can lay some track. This spring, I’ve tidied up the corner of the garden, built up the rockery on the corner, and fixed boards to the bricks and blocks that … Continue reading
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
A Garden railway doesn’t necessarily have to be serious! Here are some amazingly detailed model trains made of Lego, running around a garden.
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
Work has started! The weather has been nice recently, and I’ve been able to get out and make some progress at long last. In this photo you can see the beginning of the curve in the corner of the garden. … Continue reading
Live steam (16mm/ft) on one of the most extensive garden railway layouts in the South of England