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Garden Railway Links

Archive: Last updated Apr 2016 (most links are no longer operational)

Discussion Groups

a The 16mmngm E-group is the main mailing list for 16mm scale narrow gauge railway modellers. This discussion forum on 'Yahoo Groups' is a great place to ask questions about garden railways.

There are numerous other related Yahoo Groups related to railways in 16mm and "G" scales, including specialist topics such as steam-loco building and low cost garden railways.

E-groups was shut down by Yahoo in 2020

The 16mm Association

a The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers aims to promote Narrow Gauge Model-making in the scale of 16mm/ft, and other "nearby" scales. The association's main aims are to help people to enjoy the hobby, and as such, does not specify what scale or gauge you should model in.

Among other things, the association produces a quarterly magazine (16mm Today), and runs an annual exhibition at Stoneleigh park in Coventry

GardenRail magazine

a Published every month, GardenRail Magazine covers all aspects of outdoor model railways. Most issues will include a range of scales from the sort of loco you can hold in your hand to large ride-on railways.

(Backlink to my site on the GR Links page.)

2024 Update: Garden Rail is still available, but through a different publisher.

Sidestreet Bannerworks' Loco of the Month

a Marc Horowitz, editor of the American publication, Garden Railways describes a different small-scale live steam locomotive every month in his Loco of the month

Small Scale Live Steam FAQ

a Vance Bass writes regularly in American garden railway publications. His website includes a Live Steam FAQ aimed specifically at modellers using live steam in O gauge and Gauge-1.

G Scale Mad

a Jason Palmer's site contains news, reviews, articles and lots of other stuff about G Scale (45mm gauge).

Steam in the Garden


Steamup.info is the website of the American publication "Steam in the Garden" magazine, dedicated to coverage of the small-scale live steam scene

My Train Space


Georg Strømsholt's My Train Space website is dedicated to 2-foot (and 600mm) narrow gauge. He has set up the site to be a collaborative space where enthusiasts can contribute.