My Backyard Garden Railway

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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 Most of these photo's are from 2003 - 2006, so they are a bit outdated, I do how ever have a recent video from our local news thats was taken over summer 2010.
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    seasonhappyman

    1 year ago

    this is a like a moving miniature world in your backyard! I'm going to make this. (somehow)

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    d_duck

    1 year ago

    Nice railroad, but not an instructable.

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    PetervdPol

    1 year ago

    Nerdy, but very cool! :)

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    sirfixalot7797

    2 years ago

    I so am going to build something like this after the bbqs fixed ive painted the house the list gos on.really nice layout wish I had it nice work.

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    Gardener75

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Jimbok3

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    build52

    7 years ago on Introduction

    that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you get 10/00000000000000000000000000000/00000000000/0000000000000/000000000000000000000/00000000000000000000/0000000000000000000000/0000 points

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    Chewie42

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very very cool...i had a lot of questions about how it weathers but after watching the video..i got it

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    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

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    GailC

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That is so awesome! If I ever get a yard of my own I hope to do something just as great!

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    sillyzombie666GailC

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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