Garden Rail

July 2024

The Garden Rail team don't just write about large-scale railways, once a year, at the National Garden Railway Show, we build one too! Read how we got on with our “Layout in a Day” as well as all the…

On Sale: 13 June 2024

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June 2024

What do you do when your garden is on the site of an old castle? Name your railway after it of course! The Cleobury Castle Light Railway is Ken Walsh's second foray into 16mm outdoors, and he shares…

On Sale: 09 May 2024

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May 2024

A 100-year-old model railway? The Fairplex Garden Railroad was established in Los Angeles in 1924 as part of a model boat display. Now it is home to over 10,000 feet of G gauge track, and some…

On Sale: 11 April 2024

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April 2024

There are two influences on our lead layout this month – owner Phil Clarke's love of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, and a Spinone puppy who can demolish a train in seconds

On Sale: 14 March 2024

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March 2024

March brings you a bumper issue of Garden Rail. This month, our lead layout is the stunning Lazy Grange Bay 3, built by Michael Duffy. This isn't just a garden railway, it's an entire world in…

On Sale: 08 February 2024

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February 2024

We capture the last days of Charlie Walton's Hylands Light Railway, before a house move means it will be relocated. The unusual, and simple design, would work perfectly for many people. It's certainly…

On Sale: 11 January 2024

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December 2023

Star of social media and local TV, the Jersey-based HSBA railway comes to Garden Rail. Built by Curtis and Nikki Stanier, this beautiful, G scale line is regularly open to the public, and has raised a…

On Sale: 09 November 2023

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November 2023

Inspired by none other than PD Hancock, Alistair Ross built the Conegra Road Garden Railway around his garden, featuring some impressive and innovative bridges and viaducts, using materials you might…

On Sale: 12 October 2023

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October 2023

40 years to build a garden railway? To be fair, Andrew Armstrong's layout, the Blackhead Light Railway, has been rebuilt several times in different locations, and there has been plenty learned along…

On Sale: 14 September 2023

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May 2023

Garden railways are more than just track and trains. The Stella and Corglass Railway has provided its builder, Peter Dawes with a focus while he recovered from illness, and terrific friendships along…

On Sale: 13 April 2023

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