Andy's Garden Railway Guide
Did you ever dream of having a railway in your garden? Maybe to have a bit more space for the model railway, to see a train winding its way throught the flower borders, or to run a real steam locomotive and see wisps of smoke as the train goes round the edge of the lawn? Well, you can build one! It's not that hard, and the aim of this website is to show you how it can be done.
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The railway I'm building is roughly 1:19 scale. It's a "narrow gauge" railway. That is to say, it models a real railway where the tracks are 2 feet (60cm) apart. The scale is called "16mm/ft". In this scale model person is about as tall as your index finger.
A large part of this site is information about modelling in 16mm/ft scale; a section called the 16mm Guide, which has been going since 2001.
If you're unsure what 'scale' and 'gauge' mean, read this first.
This video shows one of my trains in action.