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roymattblack
#1 Posted : 29 July 2021 18:11:37

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Anyone else here built a Garden Railway?
Any interest from others here?

I've been a GR fan for about 25 years and I've built two so far in different houses/gardens.
Anyone else here like to play trains at times?

Here's my current little run when it was first put down around 3 years ago.
It's considerably 'grown in' now...
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RoyJess
#2 Posted : 30 July 2021 13:23:25

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Looks cool. The reverse loops will require some special wiring.

Mine is still a working progress

http://www.partworkmodel...6&t=9248&start=0
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#3 Posted : 30 July 2021 13:32:43

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[quote=RoyJess]Looks cool. The reverse loops will require some special wiring.

Mine is still a working progress

http://www.partworkmodel...&t=9248&start=0[/quote]


No special wiring needed as my loco's aren't track powered...BigGrin
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#4 Posted : 30 July 2021 16:32:34

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That's a lovely set up Roy!Cool
I can remember back in my youth when I was about 7yrs+, when we went into town from Plympton the road at Marshmills went in front of the old houses, all of which had a huge long garden which ran all the way down to the main railway line by the Plym estuary. One of those gardens had a large scale railway track running around it on little pillars with model steam engines pulling carriages around. I don't think it was the 'sit on' type, I would think the engines were about 1/6th scale (Action Man size). I always used to look out the bus top windows hoping the engines were running when we went past!BigGrin
Years later the new 'improved' road was put in which now runs alongside the railway line and all of those old houses had the bottom half of their gardens compulsorily purchased to make way for the damned road. That was the last we saw of that lovely old model railway!Cursing
(There's no road building near you is there?)BigGrin

Lovely photo!

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#5 Posted : 30 July 2021 18:23:54

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My previous railway in a garden a few years ago.
Steam power...
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