First run outdoors for 2012. I added a new natural rock tunnel & hooked up the pond pump for the water feature under the bridge. Enjoy the video train friends! Thanks for watching as always! www.pghtrainfanatic.com Tags Lionel Legacy model train railroad O scale Gauge Outdoors garden GZN HO MTH DCS Visionline Pennsylvania 2-10-4 J1a texas type steam locomotive engine bridge water waterfall
Question by freeser: Can anyone help me with information for building a garden railroad my children can ride on in my back yard?
Information on the Power source for engine (Gas- Electric?)would be appreciated.
Answer by jettalady i wish i was your children that would be so much fun i think it will cost you alot of money you can also try model trains and have alot of tracks and trains going in different directions so your children can help you take care of the little town and help with the garden
My attempt at a garden railway. Sorry about the sound at the beginning, but it was fine before I uploaded it! My goals in building a garden railway were: a) To build a railway sympathetic to an already established garden. b) To make it as low maintenance as possible, due to an already busy lifestyle. c) To make a railway that I could just sit back and watch. d) To be able to run Triang/Hornby locomotives with Class 2 + 3 motors, which I love. To cover point a) I decided to build a railway/rockery hybrid, which I elevated from the floor to cut down the leaf litter and froglet trespassers on the line. I only have a couple of small, but sympathetic buildings on the railway as I feel stations, houses and people can sometimes look a bit tacky. For point b) I built a robust and simple dog-bone loop using roof tiles, cement, hard soil, slate stone and chippings. I originally used fish tank gravel on the track bed, which I later removed as I found it was more of a hindrance than a benefit. Point c) I kept it simple, but interesting, creating as many scenic views as I could fit into this small cramped area. And point d) I did away with the few points I had planned, as the old Triang locos don’t really like modern track, which I didn’t mind as this also suited point c) as well. I just love Triang locos! A quick clean up of a loco that has been sitting in somebody’s damp loft for the last thirty years and off they go! They are tough and nothing gets in their way. And their wheels … Video Rating: 4 / 5
Having a little fun with the audio from the show Swiss Railway Journeys produced by Chris and Sue Harnett of MITV. Narrated by Malcolm Brown. Music by Lou Stonehill Special appearances from Nicolette and a hungry hummingbird. Enjoy! Video Rating: 4 / 5