Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

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Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by FWLR » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 am

When perusing Pinterest on garden railways, this came on.

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So I thought to share it with you and get your thought's on it. Mine is, is it really a garden railway, or would the owner be better putting down like most, if not all garden railwayers (Not a Proper word) do.. :roll:

Members know how I feel about peoples line's, It's theirs and they do what the like. Maybe they don't have a big garden, but who does. Maybe they don't like running end to end. Just seems a lot of hard work, but so long as they are happy...
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:26 am

I have very mixed feelings about this one Rod, certainly it is in a garden but how can it be described as a railway? Yes, it has track and a locomotive but no real railway could possibly be constructed in this way. It is more like a theme park ride. It could be described as a garden feature, sculpture, folly, engineering experiment etc.... but, garden railway... no!
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by pandsrowe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:10 am

Well I suppose you could say that you can get a long run in a relatively small footprint! However it's not my cup of tea.
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by BorisSpencer » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:46 am

It's purpose is not obvious, it doesn't appear to lift the line to a higher level.
It could simply be to add a delay to trains before re-entering a more scenic element of the layout.

It's trains, wagons, and track. It's in a garden.
It is a garden railway.
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by chrispearce » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:22 pm

I would regard it as a novelty, a talking-point. Perhaps it is just a 'see-what-you-can-do-with-this' kind of thing. A bit like 'is a circle of track around the Christmas tree a model railway?' Must admit it is pretty clever though.

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Post by invicta280 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:32 pm

It looks like railway DNA

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Post by chrispearce » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:04 am

invicta280 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:32 pm
It looks like railway DNA
Yes it does. Nice one! :thumbright:

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Post by KjellAn » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:52 pm

I think it look like a Garden Roller Coaster. 8)
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:40 am

Garden, check.

Track, check.

Railway in a garden, check.

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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:35 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:40 am
Garden, check.

Track, check.

Railway in a garden, check.
But.... the question was... is this a GARDEN RAILWAY ?..... NOT a railway in a garden.
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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by gilfachphil » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:57 pm

I've just noticed there is some ground level track with a train on in the background.

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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:35 pm
But.... the question was... is this a GARDEN RAILWAY ?..... NOT a railway in a garden.
There was no question Butler, you asked for our thoughts :mrgreen:

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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:48 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:35 pm
But.... the question was... is this a GARDEN RAILWAY ?..... NOT a railway in a garden.
There was no question Butler, you asked for our thoughts :mrgreen:

Wrong again Tom.... Rod asked for our thoughts.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:15 pm

Confusing you and Rod, I do apologise.

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Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:50 am

I hazard a guess, I reckon it's purpose is to entertain the grand children.
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