How to Grow Your Own Garden Railway
Above and below: Grahame and Helen from the Central Coast, NSW, love to spend hours with their grandchildren in their train garden.
John and Barbara, a retired couple, live in Miranda, one of Sydney's southern suburbs. John has had a lifelong interest in model trains and Barbara has a passion for gardening. John's engineering skills combined with Barbara's artistic flair have resulted in a really stunning backyard.
"Visitors really enjoy themselves," says Barbara. "Their first reaction is WOW! And then we can't get them back into the house for ages. They keep talking about it for weeks afterwards.'"
Leon and Terri, a middle aged working couple from Horsley, NSW, have just finished building their second Garden Railway.
"We love to have open days and put on a barbecue for disabled kids," says Leon. "It's great to see and hear the excitement from kids we bring from the children's ward at the local hospital." Leon and Terri love to share their backyard creation as much as they enjoy it themselves.
Grahame and Helen live on the Central Coast north of Sydney. A very active retired finance manager, Grahame loves his trains. Their backyard clearly reflects the many hours of loving care and hard work combined with careful planning. The result is a pleasant, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
"My grandchildren spend hours when they visit, happily playing trains," Grahame says. "They never want to leave." This is a common story. Families gain many happy memories from their Garden Railways.
John from Windsor, NSW, is a unique bachelor. A carpenter by trade having once worked for British Rail, John's backyard is home to an absolute wonderland. "I've tried to build replicas of real bridges and buildings like stations I remember from England," says John. He has succeeded, the result leaving a lasting impression. John's tireless creativity has no end. Every time you visit there's always something new.
Above: Leon and Terri have just finished their second garden railway and love to share it with kids from the children's ward at the local hospital.