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Our garden railway has been around since 2001 in my back yard, built by my father, me and the rest of my family. Most of these photo's are from 2003 - 2006, so they are a bit outdated, I do how ever have a recent video from our local news thats was taken over summer 2010.
Crabby3 years ago
This would have made Mr Rogers proud.
sillyzombie666 (author)  Crabby3 years ago
LOL thanks man
Gardener757 months ago

this is great! So inspiring! I want one around my pond (lake?). Awesome!!!

Jimbok32 years ago
It look great!!!!

I've been planning a garden railway for a while (mainly using live steam), but have found that moss is the perfect plant to use for lawns and field (no trimming needed)... also perfect score 10 10 10
meygi2 years ago
Showing respect for all your effort. Good job
sillyzombie666 (author)  meygi2 years ago
mostly my father effort, but he did use me and my brother for slave labor lol
build523 years ago
that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you get 10/00000000000000000000000000000/00000000000/0000000000000/000000000000000000000/00000000000000000000/0000000000000000000000/0000 points
sillyzombie666 (author)  build523 years ago
WHAT OVER 9000
yep!
Chewie423 years ago
Very very cool...i had a lot of questions about how it weathers but after watching the video..i got it
sillyzombie666 (author)  Chewie423 years ago
ya its depends, some buildings made out of clay or ceramic will crack split and turn to powder, wood ones can rot and crack and plastic ones usually just fade and glue wares out. our sets over 10 years old and every so often a brige gets removed , houses gets moved around every so often and stuff changed.

the biggest issues tend to be critters wild, or our black lab/ greyhound mix bella lol, and usually hind wind is another issue
GailC3 years ago
That is so awesome! If I ever get a yard of my own I hope to do something just as great!
sillyzombie666 (author)  GailC3 years ago
ya we get alot of odd looks from the neighbors, and when we get new nieghbors they here the trains and say i never knew we were so close to the tracks then we tell them about the yard
Sweeeeeeet!
aseaheru3 years ago
cool.
cindi593 years ago
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cindi59 cindi593 years ago
Youtube messed the upload up.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69OsbG6RI_w
l8nite3 years ago
I have 2 of the 3 things required for a garden train, time and space, unfortunately Im missing the most importent one, money ! I agree a pov would be OVER THE TOP ! With cell phones and small cameras being able to take videos it couldnt be that difficult to fabricate a removable mount that slips over one of the engines, the next step would be a passengers veiw from the side of the train. Not to mention the "ible" factor of building the mounts! . really great looking layout
sillyzombie666 (author)  l8nite3 years ago
well ours is mostly built under our deck and i know a few friends who have very little space to pull this off. as for money you dont need alot heck we aren't millionaires, my dad just finds lots of good deals on plants and trees. the trains them self you can find great deals on ebay for them.alot of times people buy the lgb brand trains for going around the Christmas tree and usually they resell them cheap. alot bunch of the cars, people and houses we have goten at walmart and misc places, there are some bird houses, homies figures and dicast cars.
I really can't believe that there aren't more instructables on Model Railroading. It seems that there should be a lot more than I have seen (or that they would be more publicized.)

Anyway, thank you for sharing your model railroad from the vegetated world of Garden! I sure wouldn't want to live there (could you imagine how long it would take to trim the lawn there?) but I am glad we can enjoy it from the view 5 feet above it thanks to your pics.

good job!
sillyzombie666 (author)  AlternateLives3 years ago
ya i was surprised too, the only train stuff are thomas the tank engine and cakes really

moding the lawns not bad in fact its better, a lot less lawn to mow, i should know i usually mow the back yard
I was trying to make a joke about living in the world that the model railroad portrays, with enormous garden plants springing up all around you. I guess I failed.
Asmodeous3 years ago
This reminds me of Mr. Rodgers place with the train...
sillyzombie666 (author)  Asmodeous3 years ago
some people actually make that trolley in g scale but we dont own one
Cool! This works year round ? That's incredible, thanks for sharing.
sillyzombie666 (author)  scraptopower3 years ago
year round but it usually doesn't run in the winter since no one want to stand out side in the cold to run it
jjps3 years ago
It would be cool if you put a GoPro on the front car and did a point of view vid.
sillyzombie666 (author)  jjps3 years ago
well i dont really have a video camera and i dont have a car with a mount on it. but hey if i win and the cameras can record video then i'll be glad to do a pov video
Blofish3 years ago
That is just fantastic. thank you for sharing it!
Oh Wow! Well done! 10/10! Beautiful!!
mhkabir3 years ago
Amazing! 5.0 for its realistic look!
sillyzombie666 (author)  mhkabir3 years ago
thank you
zack2473 years ago
wow! i have to say that its really amazing!
and you have never had any problems with the tracks and scenery over winter or with vegetation?
sillyzombie666 (author)  zack2473 years ago
Track issues hmmm some times the ballast underneath it erodes and theres no support under the track

winter damage, yes theres always a little but most of the houses are plastic some are wood and they show a little damage. most of it holds up really well any thing really fragile we bring in for the winter

no real vegetation issues my father usually is pretty good with keeping every thing trimmed

and thank you so much
Lovely. I'm envious as all heck, but my own garden is under 30 cm of snow, so it's just as well.

(Does anyone make an O gauge rotary snowplow?)
sillyzombie666 (author)  BrianHuntley3 years ago
actually is g gage and yes a friend of ours did make one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGf66ferP5Q
i love these