Spring has arrived and with it, flowers. The garden surrounding the railway continues to grow and hopefully soon will be flourishing. The main growth has come from the roses that are now starting to create some awesome natural tunnels for the train to steam through. In the future, there will be some wire arches to … Read more Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!
One of the struggles with having a backyard train can be nature. The very thing which makes the whole backyard train thing so beautiful and intriguing can also be the most frustrating. Queue giant Jacaranda tree in my backyard. A beautiful tree, one of the tallest in the neighborhood, with the unique ability to drop … Read more Goodbye Tree Over the Train
My garden railway was starting to actually look like a railroad. It had a layout that was now embedded in lovely gravel and wound its way through my backyard. However, it was a little plain. I was given a book for my birthday that went into many different ideas for backyard trains. As I looked … Read more The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 3
A year or so ago I visited a friend’s house. It had been a few months between visits and imagine my amazement and wonder when I discovered that he had installed a train in his backyard. It was gorgeous. It wound its way around the entire yard, was embedded into the patio, and had a wireless … Read more The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 1