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What is Garden Railroading

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What is Garden Railroading? 

 

The era of Large Scale model railroading, sometimes referred to as "G" scale, really began about 30 years ago when a German manufacturer,  L.G.B., began producing
large scale trains that could operate in an outdoor environment.  Over the past 20 years, American manufacturers have joined the rush to produce a greater variety of Steam and Diesel locomotives as well as a huge choice of rail cars, representing all eras of railroading.

While the majority of layouts are placed in the garden, some hobbyists have started to build these indoors too. Another facet of the hobby is known as "Live Steam". These are scaled steam locomotives that actually are driven by steam being generated in the locomotive via a butane or solid fuel flame.

Garden Railroading is able to incorporate multiple hobbies into a single hobby, bringing all members of a family together.   Model trains can become part of gardening, model structure building, backdrops designing and creating, figurine collecting and much more.   All of which add to the reality of the layout.

Read more about the history of Garden Railroading.
http://www2.gardenrailways.com/ 
click on Information About the Hobby
Here's another interesting link
http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,8428,00.html

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