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Garden railroading

Garden railroading is the building of a model railroad in a garden, to create a natural, railway-like atmosphere. This is not a new pastime. Its origins, in Great Britain, go back over 125 years. Garden railroading suffered a decline worldwide after WWII. In the USA, it wasn't until the advent of LGB trains in the late 1960s, and Garden Railways magazine in 1984, that garden railroading experienced a resurgence of interest that led to the dynamic and vibrant hobby it is today.

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Places to go and things to see

Locomotive Gallery
Begun in May, 2010 -- more engines on display

Live-steam Locomotive of the Month
Ten years of different engines examined in depth, one each month

Tin Lizzie
The construction of a clockwork powered, 1:20.3-scale, Model T railtruck made almost entirely out of old tin cans

AestheticsGarden Railway Aesthetics
An admittedly opinionated monograph—your comments are solicited

2nd Annual Spring Windup, 2009
The event was deemed a great success. Read about it here.

3rd Annual Spring Windup, 2010
Another wonderful clockwork gathering.

4th Annual Spring Windup, 2011

LinksLinks
Some of our favorite related sites
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Steam locomotive reviews

Accucraft's C-19 2-8-0T
A review with photos and sound

Waterline's Clarence Rutherford 0-4-0T
A review with photos

Regner's Konrad 0-4-0T
A review with photos

Accucraft's 2-cylinder Shay
A review with photos

Aster's LION kit
A review and construction notes with photos

Accucraft's K-27
A review with photos
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Accucraft's 3-cylinder Shay
A review with photos
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The store
PlansPlans
from the pages of Garden Railways magazine
Second-hand locomotives for sale
A variable selection of used engines, when available, for your perusal and purchase.
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