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COLWYN GARDEN RAILWAY

G Scale by
Geoff Powell
 

As my garden is not particularly flat, my first problem was to get the track from the storage area (my garage) to a reasonable level part of the garden some 40ft away. This resulted in a high level section of over 5ft above ground level in places. The bridges took some time to build but well worth the effort.

Included in the high level section is a suspension bridge built with concrete towers both 8ft high covering a double track span of 25feet suspended by strands of fencing wire. The whole weight of the wooden track bed and track is held by the suspension wires, it has not needed any repairs or adjustment since built some six years ago.

My motive power at the moment is the Aristo-Craft 0-4-0 switcher with sound tender and the U25-B Diesel. Just recently I purchased a Lil Critter switcher loco which will be used for moving rolling stock in my proposed new goods yard. All three locos have proved to be excellent runners.

I do enjoy making the buildings for the railway and found this quite an easy job because of the large scale, a visit to Bekonscot gave me some good ideas.  The main job now is to extend the line around the bottom half of the garden.  Geoff Powell

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