Garden Railway

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There and back again

RICHARD WATSON

RICHARD WATSON’S New Junction garden railway was always going to be a challenge as an end-to-end layout. With a little help from DCC Concepts and its ABC braking modules to create automated stopping and starting, running in the garden was about to become much easier.

RICHARD WATSON
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Staff Projects: Outdoor station

MIKE WILD

A station scene has been a longstanding plan for MIKE WILD’S garden railway and the arrival of Tower Models’ new resin platform sections provided the perfect excuse to start work.

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Kirtley Bank

‘O’ gauge looks at best outdoors, and DON NEALE’S beautiful Settle and Carlisle inspired garden railway is still running almost 60 years after construction started. Photography, Trevor Jones.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show - Garden Railway Special

The latest edition of the Hornby Magazine Show is available for all to watch now. This month we have a Garden Railway Special to launch Garden Railway Week on KeyModelWorld. Plus subscribers can check our exclusive behind the scenes images in our Premium version of the Hornby Magazine Show.

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Chelagasa

The lure of main line diesels in ‘O’ gauge drew CHRIS SPRING to build a combined indoor and outdoor layout. Here he reveals the story behind its construction and explains how it works. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Great Wakering Garden Railway: The first 40 years

It's more than 40 years since Hornby Magazine’s photographer Trevor Jones made the first steps towards construction of his inspirational ‘OO’ gauge garden railway. Trevor brings the story of this ever-developing scale 23/4mile long model railway up to date. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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The Isle of Westland Railway

Andy Coward’s garden may not be the biggest in the world but it hasn’t stopped him building a stunning outdoor railway which enthrals both him and his railway modelling friends, as he explains in this feature from the Hornby Magazine Archive. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Steaming through the garden

Given enough space, many of us would love to build a long garden railway. Trevor Jones visits the Iden Railway which does just that and attracts visitors from all over the world. Photography, Trevor Jones.

BRAMBLETON MODEL RAILWAY CLUB

Beginning more than 60 years ago, this fascinating club has built a complex network of ‘O’ gauge and ‘SM32’ outdoor railways in woodland near the Midland Main Line, as JIM RAYNER reveals. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Planning a garden railway

No matter what scale or gauge you plan to work with in the garden there are considerations to make a construction methods to choose from. Trevor Jones relays his own experiences and offers his top tips for starting out in garden railway modelling.