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Hello, This is a warm welcome to my web page concerning my 7/8" scale ~18" gauge garden railway set in my rear garden in North Worcestershire, England. I was/am quite suprised on the 'hits' here as I am not too bothered about exact scale as I dislike the words...'Prototype' and 'Correct' as refering to model railways. I am in fact modelling in a 'rubber-scale' that is half way between 7/8" scale and 1.12th. scale. (Dolls House scale) By picking this so called ...'RUBBER'... scale I find it allow's me access to lot's more bits to make scratch building or 'bashing' easy! I set up this web site in November 2008 and after one year recieved over 9,600+ hits which quite suprised me! My home is situated on the slopes of a nearby range of hills and slopes rather steeply (see next page) so a ground level line was out. There are many attractions to a raised line but the main one is that you can see these large scale models at face level. My line serves a large factory making conserves (if your posh) or 'jam'... (if your NOT!) and is a simply circuit of around 95 feet with a factory/goods yard at Reynoldston Junction, a loading platform (for the picked fruit) at Rhubarb End and a small 'Reynitium' mine in the Dodford Hills with a turnout leading to it. The line nearest my house is raised on a rock faced ledge about 15 inches off our lawn and the goods yard is situated here. The rest of the line rise's in height as the garden and lawn slopes downwards. At the bottom of the garden we dug out the garden to have a lower patio where the greenhouse and railway shed are, there is now also a wall about 4' 6" high with a ledge on the lawn side where the railway line runs. The line here sits on building blocks faced with half-moon split timber which looks rather nice. A few of the names used on the line are based on a favorite cycle ride of mine down to Droitwich, Worcestershire which is a ex. Roman salt town with four Roman roads leading to it plus a fort. Reynoldston is a lovely village on the Gower Peninsular in South Wales and along with the place name....Rhubarb End, was used on the 16mm scale version of what you will see here!

I have noticed whilst on foreign holidays that this web site look's VERY differant on mobile phones and tablets. To see it properly it is best viewed on laptops and P.C.'s! The 'HIT' counter is now at over 98,000...(October 2016)


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