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Vintage plastic toy train

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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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Mixing hobbies – Lego train on 16mm Garden Railway

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

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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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Progress on my railway — 4th May 2015

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

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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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