Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

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!

Goodbye Tree Over the Train

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

The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 3

Mr. DAPs Garden Railway – First Attempt – Santa Fe 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

It All Started with a Train

Horse and Buggy in Hazleton, Iowa

As a kid, we moved around a lot. This led to some really interesting experiences for a growing boy but I’m going to narrow all of these down into just one story today. This is the story of where my love of trains originated (at least in my memory). Shortly after my sixth birthday, we … Read more It All Started with a Train