Our garden is far too small for a garden railway, let alone one of 381mm gauge. Or so my better half would say if I dared ask her.
But I would still like a narrow gauge railway in my garden. Having spent a lot of time on the Gnatterbox over the past months, the penny finally dropped: I'm going to model our own garden, including a Gn15 railway of course.
I'm a longtime 0m modeller (22.5 mm narrow gauge), but I kept feeling the urge to build something in a bigger scale. I've kept moving away from the standard gauge prototype-inspired layout, looking for freedom - which I found here.
Many of the inspiring layouts I've seen here have been built around some kind of industry. Mine will reflect my own interests: pottering around the garden (wearing wooden shoes - I'm Dutch) pointlessly trying to control the green stuff that keeps popping up everywhere; drinking tea (or beer); and repairing the handful of bikes owned by my family (but not looked after by them). Oh, and railways.
Like many of you, I've also got half a barn full of things "which might one day be useful for the railway". I intend to buy nothing for my layout, but finally use some of that stuff instead.
Thanks for the inspiration so far. It's time I did something back!
Thumbs up for digital modelling (using your fingers, not your keyboard)