[Garden Railroad] More progress done…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Hello garden railroaders,

it’S time to share some hews from my garden railroad. First of all, I operated some trains with my 3-truck Shays. Since I finished the new log cars, I can run two full trains.

Last time, I extended the tracks on the left of the garden and now the rails have reached the raised garden bed.

The new stretch of track was tested immediately by the railroads president. The collection of horses is also happy to have easy access to the fresh and green northern willows ;-)

Later I added some garden bed edge stones along the line. That’s where we’ll grow tomatoes and zucchini.

The last idea was to lead the track around the garden shed and back to the wye. But in the meantime, I noticed that it will be difficult to keep the tracks clean and access to that area will be limited, especially when there are running tracks through the narrow pathway. Therefore I’m no looking for alternative routes. That’s one of the very special aspects on garden railroads, when it needs real track survey to deal with grades and space.