YouTube Videos of Member's Railway Layouts by John Beaumont
Interesting Links to Garden Railways, Getting Started and Miniature Worlds
- Plants for Australian layouts from The Australian National Botanic Gardens
- Protecting your model trains, cars and planes
- The Coffee Pot of the Pichi Richi Railway
- Toshi Yoshioka’s Shishi-ga-tani (Deer Valley) Light Rail and a wealth of modelling info
- Garden Railway listing in Wikipedia
- Trade websites: LGB, Bachmann, USA Trains, Garden Rail and Garden Railways, Train Engineer Revolution
- All Aboard Modellbahn
- Railroads Express
- Accucraft USA
- Accucraft UK
- Peckforton Light Railway: This Blog describes the ongoing development of a 16mm scale 45mm gauge garden railway situated in the North West of England.
- German Wonderland: Man’s skill and imagination at work. This is well worth a 4-5 minutes viewing. This is an update for their German Wonderland.
It was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, and grew in leaps & bounds. Soon they were joined by other ‘Model Railroad Clubs’ and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers carpenters and computer programmers.
Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch. One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh coffee smell didn’t get you, then the bakery definitely would. This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc. Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing. Remember this is all a model!