TRAINS IN THE GARDEN -
YOUR OWN SCENIC RAILWAY!
We are part of a network of groups
affiliated to the Association of 16mm
Narrow Gauge Modellers.
We run narrow gauge trains, on
32mm and 45mm gauge tracks, in
the garden and indoors.
Our railways have a scale of 1:19,
which on 32mm track corresponds
to 2ft gauge on full-size railways.
Our group has a nominal strength of
about 60, if the circulation list is
anything to go by.
Fortunately our usual attendance is
somewhat fewer - our gardens are
not that big!
Locos range from small industrial
diesels that can sit in the palm of
your hand, to multi-cylindered
monsters that need a cradle to carry
Likewise our railways go from short
end-to-end lines to large layouts
with numerous points and sidings.
However, you don't need any of this
to join in. There's always lots going
on at our meetings, and we will be
very pleased to show you how
Come and see!
We have meetings arranged throughout the year, not to mention unscheduled steam-ups whenever the mood takes us.
They are very informal affairs, we just descend on the host's garden and get on with running trains.
Tea and cake are often supplied, but such offerings are kept modest, and not allowed to detract from the serious business of having fun.
Unfortunately the Covid epidemic has meant we can't hold meetings at present. Contact our coordinator for details when such things are likely to be allowed again.
Some video of a recent meeting is here.
Come and visit us!
You don't need to be a member of anything, or bring anything to run, or even live in Merseyside or West Lancashire.
Just come and see if you like what we do.
There are no formalities - just let the host know you're coming, to ensure supplies of teabags and custard creams are up to scratch.
Contact our co-ordinator for details of our events.
Use this form to contact our co-ordinator, Rob Guinness.
This one is really all you need, as not only does the site have loads of information about all things 16mil, its own links page has many more than we could put here.
To save you hunting for it, the page in question is here.
The site also has a number of articles on related subjects.
And if video is your thing, Rob Guinness has more than 200 on his Youtube channel.