Only recently published on 7 Feb 2014 but filmed in 2006  this is Stephen Bazire's homage to the famous narrow gauge railway in Norfolk. Contains some great black and white footage of the original railway.

This video by Ian Stock features what enthusiasts have done with a large garden plot at their disposal.

An episode from Ian Stock's six part series looking at realism in the garden from The Railway Channel. In this programme he discusses the restraints dictated by only having a small plot of land

A short video outlining how Ge Rik went about building a 45 mm gauge, 15 mm scale model of a narrow gauge railway in his garden. The railway represents a hypothetical 3 foot gauge railway set in the Cheshire countryside in the UK. Please note - my approach is not the only way of creating a garden railway. 

The garden railway incorporated in the Bekonscot Model Village in beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire has long been an inspiration to modellers, This huge 10 scale mile model garden railway of 1/32 scale, in a 1/12 scale miniature village. The line was started circa 1929 and has been updated continuously for 80 years. This video was shot by strapping a camera to the front of one of the engines and sent it off - some  subtitles have been added so you can see what you're passing. 

The whole system is controlled by computer, interlocked with hundreds of relays for points and signal operation. Note that the signals are missing in this video, as they are currently all being refurbished. The complex trackwork around Maryloo station is controlled by a Westinghouse lever frame in the signal box (where this video begins and ends) when the signalman wants to intervene. This train was preset to run non-stop - but of course would need to stop if another train was in the block ahead of it. This video took four takes to get right - they had to be nimble with the manual signals to make sure no trains ahead of this one stopped progress, or made it wait on the single track sections! 

Usually there are 9 to 11 trains in operation at any one time; a selection of them are seen on this video. For more information visit

Another superb video short from the team at Pine Tree Junction. This one features a live steamer - the popular Sandy River 2-6-2 locomotive from Roundhouse Engineering. #24 was built by Baldwin at their Philadelphia works in 1919 for the Sandy River and Rangely Lakes Railroad in Maine, USA. It was the last locomotive bought by the railroad, was over 46 feet long, weighed an impressive 43.75 tons and had a tractive effort of 10,115 lbs.

Despite the fact that it was considered an excellent piece of motive power, it was sadly scrapped in 1936 along with the rest of the railroad.

This superbly detailed model is of the locomotive as running in the 1920's.
Although measuring 28" (700 mm) long, it will still negotiate track down to 600 mm (2') radius, thus allowing operation on all LGB track.

A water top-up system is incorporated into the model with water gauge on the boiler allowing continuous steaming for long periods and a fully sprung chassis is used on the locomotive with compensated bogies on the tender.