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CPR Cndr T Blair ----- ----- http://
I work for CPR in Canada as a Conductor.
Amazing how old fashioned railways are around the world. Chow !
Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 08:21:40 (BST)

Neil Evans ----- ----- http://
Just realised I haven't been back to your site for almost four years. Looks as impressive as ever. Quality of Layouts, Stock and Website are excellent and a good target for other people to work to.

Keep it up.
Friday, April 01, 2005 at 08:53:42 (BST)

Marie ----- -----
Nice site. All my compliments. Greetings.
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 02:49:19 (BST)

Astor Navel ----- -----
Good website! Thank you!
Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 04:13:27 (BST)

John-John ----- I have been fresh out of ideas untill I saw your layouts.Thank you

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 16:40:07 (GMT)

Ann ----- -----
I just discovered your web site. I really enjoyed all the information. All the best to you and good luck with your site. Thanks!

Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 17:13:21 (GMT)

Stephen Thornhill ----- kerr062@ntlworld ----- http://
One of the most comprehensive 'How to do your Railway' website. Superb and a portble layout nicely done very insipartional.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 20:34:07 (GMT)

Tim Lander ----- ----- http://
Hi very useful site helped to convince dad to build our line which is already planned and agreed. How did you fix the track down originally?
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 17:00:04 (GMT)

Kevin Payne ----- ----- http://
Always a delight, and now the site is laid out even better. Garage line is inspiring ..... hmmmm ...... let planning commence!
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 10:54:38 (GMT)

John ----- -----
Beautiful site!
Monday, December 27, 2004 at 12:59:04 (GMT)

thomas Rayment ----- ----- http://
i want to thank you for this experience i has ment alot to me as i am dying of a heart disorder. i am in my death bed as i am writing this. thank you. i am all alone in the world the only thing that keeps me going is that there are people like you looking after the trains forever as i my by leaving the world forever. as a dying request name a train arter myself.
thank you it means alot.
thomas rayment

p.s i love you all and the trains
Friday, December 10, 2004 at 17:41:18 (GMT)

trish barham ----- ----- http://
Hi I am trying to buy Mark Found's videos on how to build a garden railway, but I cannot find a link on the web. Has anyone got any ideas re his website or stockists of the videos? Many thanks.
Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 15:55:37 (GMT)
Try here:

Clive Griffiths ----- ----- http://
A great site, well constructed and very informative..... WELL DONE.
Monday, November 29, 2004 at 23:16:39 (GMT)

D. Pierce ----- -----
Interesting page you have.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 16:52:39 (BST)

keith young ----- ----- As a beginner in 16mm ng I always find your pages very interesting, and the construction techniques helpful (particularly like the Flora tubs!).
Are you likely to expand on the construction of the turntable? Keep up the good work!
Keith Young
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 11:51:30 (BST)

Stuart Mitchell ----- -----
Hi, What a great site and garden layout. Heaps of info and great ideas.
Keep up the great work.
Later. StuartM
Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 09:42:15 (BST)

gardenica -----
Hello! Very nice and useful website you have here. Good luck with it and keep the good work coming!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 23:10:53 (BST)

Paul ----- ----- http://
Problem with guestbook not updating entries now fixed - sorry everyone.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 22:08:13 (BST)

Graeme Nitz ----- ----- http://
Excellent website. I enjoyed looking at every page. I love the new design with how it blends into the garden. I will be showing my wife this to try and "Tempt" her
Friday, April 23, 2004 at 16:02:14 (BST)

Dagmar ----- -----
Durch Zufall bin ich hier auf dieser Seite gelandet und bin wirklich begeistert. Dabei habe ich laengst nicht alles gesehen. Aber was ich sah, gefaellt mir ausnahmslos. Ein dickes Lob an den Webmaster! Weiter so... Liebe Gruesse, Dagmar (die sich jetzt noch ein wenig umsieht...)
Monday, April 05, 2004 at 23:04:55 (BST)

Peter C Patton ----- ----- http://
Thanks for this wonderful site and all the layout and structrual ideas.
Friday, April 02, 2004 at 14:50:48 (BST)

Muz -----
Great site, am following the railway rebuild with interest. I am having my own garden railway built, deatails at my homepage.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 07:59:20 (GMT)

Emuleclub ----- -----
really good work. i find your page very interesting and will sure visit you again. go on like this.
Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 13:33:15 (GMT)

Dean Arney ----- ----- http://
Excellent site, enjoyed the presentation, descriptions and photographic progress of both the lines.
However, I would be interested in the product or how you claded the stone work on the Garage layout.
Once again, excellent site.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 18:07:54 (GMT)

Del ----- -----
Great site. I've got some great Live Steamers that I am selling. These items were hand built by L. White and been at rest since the 1950's. These are really beautiful items that need a home. If you are interested, please take a look at Thank you for your time and continued success.
Del Weston
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 01:25:49 (GMT)

jenny ----- -----
just surfed in..
Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 10:41:13 (GMT)

Peter French ----- ----- http://
A very informative and interesting website, it has given me inspiration to make a start in the garden after years of deliberation!
Kind Regards: Peter (Ellon Scotland)
Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 22:03:10 (GMT)

Kevyn ----- -----
Looks very nice, and well constructed I also have a 45mm line running live steam and get a great deal of pleasure from it. Are you near West Sussex?
Friday, November 28, 2003 at 20:10:42 (GMT)

Gary Lane ----- -----
I enjoyed your live steam pictures!
Our club's modules never looked as nice as your modules. Steaming over Terror Trestle all year long in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 23:52:36 (GMT)

Robert Kirchner ----- ----- http://
Do you have and address for Jon's People, Lamport Uk. As I need some people for my layout.
Monday, November 10, 2003 at 13:04:44 (GMT)

benjamin Parker ----- ----- http://
Love the wec site, it has helped me make my mind up to start my garden railway.
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 21:21:53 (BST)

gilles eynaud ----- ----- http://
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 12:55:06 (BST)

Kevin Payne ----- ----- http://
Mighty interesting stuff! I'm just contemplating my new garden railway ideas having recently moved house, which involved lifting my old line. Like yours 45mm,a station to return loop. New line to have a stronger Irish theme, although I can't seem to find a live steamer that really looks the part. At the moment my Roundhouse Billy has to pretend it is either a Bord na Mona Barclay or something German left over from the Shannon Scheme!
Monday, September 29, 2003 at 20:46:41 (BST)

Mike Cowell ----- ----- http://
Why go from KEVII NC to ED's and then
Get in Touch
Monday, September 22, 2003 at 10:21:59 (BST)

alasdair morrison ----- ----- http://
Both an excellent layout and site.
Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 04:59:37 (BST)

RICHARD SEGAL ----- RCS17950@YAHOO.COM ----- Rock Creek & Southern Garden Railroad
Monday, August 11, 2003 at 16:39:48 (BST)

Mr & Mrs M Roberts ----- ----- http://
Eat your heart out Percey Thrower you have some competetion from our Paul, as he forsakes mouse for garden design !
Monday, July 07, 2003 at 22:08:43 (BST)

Daniel J. McGrath ----- ----- http://
Wonderful site! I've just gotten into 45mm, own an Accucraft "Ruby". Since early March I've been rehabilitating an above ground pool site to become the basis of a Garden Railroad. Lot's to learn and so far a lot of fun. Thank You for sharing your Garden Railway ! Good Luck and Good Health to you and yours.....
Monday, June 30, 2003 at 02:35:27 (BST)

Keith Yundt ----- ----- Wow!! What a transformation! It must have been hard dismantling the existing track, but once you get a new have to follow it through! Great work, and great website! Happy Steaming from Canada!
Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 03:22:05 (BST)

JOHN HELSBY ----- ----- http://
i spent a very enjoyable 2-3 hours in your site.
Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 00:46:05 (BST)

Richard Ericksen ----- ----- http://
My wife and I are planning a trip to England in 2004. I have just layed down the foundation for a 45mm gauge garden railway in our backyard. My wife has a lovely garden of 178 roses. We are hoping to combine railroad layouts and gardens in our visit. Would you have any idea where we might start inquiring about garden railroad garden tours. Thank you Dick Ericken
Monday, May 26, 2003 at 18:35:27 (BST)

Geoff Holt ----- ----- The Sparrowlee Crags Light Railway
Very nice railway indeed. I really enjoy looking at other railways and yours was one of the best. Have you visited my railway?
Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 20:35:50 (BST)

Sam Sparkes ----- ----- http://
Brilliant site ! An inspiration to the staff at the 'Pinetree Light Railway which is about 6 years behind yours. Have gained a few good ideas.
Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 10:38:13 (GMT)

Samantha Williams ----- -----
Excellent site. Keep up the good work.
Friday, February 21, 2003 at 18:48:28 (GMT)

Matthew ----- http://
I think your Garage Line is GREAT!!!!
Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 17:46:02 (GMT)

John Clover ----- -----
Hi, I looked for myself in Google and found your reference to me at ....that is long gone since it cost me and everything like about 25 pages of various things are at Yahoo. otagomesnz conrodomes steam_festival greatlts etc being key words at geocities.
I have yet to organise anything showing my Garden Rail photographs which you may have caught if you read the English Garden Rail magazine out out by Atlantic Press ...though I have not done anything for them lately out of decent layouts in easy reach of me here in Dunedin at the 'bottom' almost of New Zealand.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 02:58:37 (GMT)

Bob Cotton ----- ----- http://
Your site has been most usefull I am glad you can share your expereinces with everyone.
I am just about to embark on my own first attempt at a garden railway. I am using 32 mm track (its cheaper than 45 mm) and I have purchased my first engine a 'Jane' again it was cheap and hopefully a good starter loco. We shall see anyway thanks once again and good luck.

Bob Cotton
Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 10:44:29 (GMT)

Bernd Fanghanel ----- -----
Was here back in 1999. Much has changed. The site is still one of the ones I visit offten. Keep up the good work.
Friday, November 29, 2002 at 03:47:26 (GMT)

peter flooks ----- ----- http://
soper web site, first time seen it,great system
Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 09:27:51 (GMT)

Jane ----- ----- Extremely interesting site - will be recommending to friends ;)
Friday, November 08, 2002 at 23:04:41 (GMT)

colin porter ----- ----- very good layout especilly the locos
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 07:52:33 (GMT)

James ----- ----- No Comments , but I would like to know your Name because I am looking for Mark Found's Website
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 08:39:35 (BST)

Regan Harper ----- ----- http://
I very much enjoyed your site and all the realism it has. Good work!
Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 23:42:37 (BST)

Maria & Michael ----- ----- http://
We enjoyed reading the website & checking up on your gardening skills !
Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 23:35:45 (BST)

Jonathan Avery ----- ----- http://
An excellent and inspiring collection of photos. Thanks for taking the trouble! I'm currently planning my own line.
Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 20:32:40 (BST)

Jonathan Lear ----- ----- http://
Sheer inspiration, but what to do with all my 'o'gauge stuff, keep it and go for 16mm in the garden?
Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 13:32:10 (BST)

john everest ----- ----- http://no home page
Iwant to now more about you i love the site
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 17:45:51 (BST)

peter knowles ----- ----- http://
i want to start but am not sure were to start
Monday, September 09, 2002 at 20:47:28 (BST)

Harvey Henkelman -----
Trying to get started in big trains myself. Don't have much time though, I've decided on Playmobil R/C Oldtimer train...
Friday, August 02, 2002 at 00:20:49 (BST)

Save Our Railways ----- -----
Your site is now listed on our links pages.Our lively forum is online now!
Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 20:56:21 (BST)

jeff rich ----- erigby62@comcast .net ----- http://
just stopped by ,I haven't caught up on the site in a while.your help in the past concerning my own modeling efforts is still appreciated.signed jeff in tennessee.
Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 20:54:59 (BST)

Simon Starr ----- -----
Liked your pictures. A just about to build a 4mm version of T&D 5T. If you like the T&D we have built a model of Dingle Station and Lispole Viaduct - indoor 4mm not outside I'm afraid! Contact me if you would like a look - I'm on the Wirral as well!
Monday, June 10, 2002 at 21:07:32 (BST)

simon coole ----- ----- http://
just coming to see the site
Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 01:03:04 (BST)

Dara Legere ----- -----
Great looking garden railway. I am in my first year of G scale and am enjoying this hobby immenseley.
Monday, April 22, 2002 at 18:14:40 (BST)

Owen ----- ----- none
Great site could do with another update but all in all a GREAT FANTASTIC site
Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 00:54:43 (BST)

Ernst Krammer ----- -----
just visited your very interesting HP - i myself are also in the process of planning my own garden-railway - also i make live-steam lokos or modify engines !
happy model-railroading in the future and today !
kind regards
Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 16:59:05 (GMT)

syd edward ----- -----
good site .interesting,not boring:.)
Monday, February 25, 2002 at 15:17:42 (GMT)

Andrew ----- ----- http://
Monday, February 25, 2002 at 12:38:11 (GMT)

Mark Lambourne ----- ----- http://
Love the site. You have a hyperlink problem. The constructing a garage line link at the top of your homepage leads to the outdoor garden construction pages
Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 21:41:17 (GMT)

Padraig Lynch ----- ----- http://
I would like to comment on how your website is looking. Also I would like to tell you of my plans to build a model of the South Clare Railway. It will be a small model of the Kilrush to Kilkee line. However I need to have the blueprints of the stations. I have the prints of all the trains, but I really need the stations in order to scale them properly. If you have any info, please tell me thanks, Padraig Lynch, Ireland
Monday, January 28, 2002 at 20:20:49 (GMT)

Gordon Evans ----- ----- http://
Pretty Garden
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 11:01:10 (GMT)

Karol Nowakowski ----- ----- http://
Thank you for a very enjoyable reading journey on your railway. I particularly appreciated the photos and sense of well-considered proportion they conveyed about your line.
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 23:32:25 (GMT)

Francisco S --------- http://
I live in Chile, South America, I´am begining the scratchbuildind rolling stocks and rails.
In our country there is not much providers, thats force the imagination, adaptation of diferent materials, and of course the creativity. Your experience and generous information is an inspiration source.
Thanks for your site.
Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 11:56:32 (GMT)

ken elliott ----- ----- http://
Congrats. on your rolling stock. I have built a lot of T&D wagons from scratch, also one each of most of the coaches. Stuck now on coach No.12. Has anyone out there got a picture or diagram of this elusive coach ?
Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 19:59:38 (GMT)

Peter Smith ----- ----- http://
Im inspired and informed,thanks for your great little railway photos and detail as to your construction methods.
PS could you give me the address for Jons People,Lamport UK or any other supplier of English style 16mm Figures.
MERRY XMAS TO YOU from downunder.
Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 07:30:48 (GMT)

Ben Bailey ----- -----
From a fellow Brit.
Very impressive layout. Great job, well done.
Enjoyed the tour through the pictures.
Ben Bailey NCGRS/B & SB RR.
Friday, December 21, 2001 at 18:32:32 (GMT)

Malcolm Bateman ----- ----- http://
I'm new to the wonderful world of 16mm ngm and trying to learn quickly, but avoid mistakes. Your Garage project is an inspiration at the start of winter 2001. Timber & track order will be placed for an early Xmas development !
Well done on an informative and well constructed website. (Mac).
Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 19:39:12 (GMT)

Allan Jones ----- ----- http://
Well done!, you have provided much more inspiration to me for my own garden project.I live not too far from you on the Wirral.
Monday, December 03, 2001 at 23:48:38 (GMT)

Dan Keen ----- ----- http://
A first class site, well done.
Friday, November 16, 2001 at 07:38:04 (GMT)

Robert Horrell ----- ----- http://
" Nice site" thanks! Bob H
Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 05:28:50 (GMT)

DAVE T ----- ----- http://
I think I might have seen this site before I enjoyed looking at it again
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 18:32:54 (GMT)

Bob Young (4824) ----- bob@otterrail ----- under construction
I have visited your site regularly and am surprised that with you're level of expertise you feel unable to make your own wheels,( or is it that you don't have a lathe?)Nice site anyway.
Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 15:12:58 (GMT)

phill upshall ----- ----- http://
wishing to get started on a garden project..but confused by the variety of scales etc..which is he easiest/most common way to go??are there any running in the southampton /portsmouth area???
Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 20:23:30 (GMT)

David Slade ----- ----- http://
I have enjoyed reading this excellently put together web site, the photos are lovely and I am inspired to have a go myself, although the costs are frightening.
David Slade
Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 21:33:56 (BST)

Chris eddison ----- ----- http://
Very good site. Im a young member (15) and have just built my 45mm line around raised borders in the garden. Rolling stock is... Playmobil rc steamer, playmobil shunter (converted to battery power and with numerous plasticard bodys) All of these, along with the track were inherited by a relation who gave them to me. But i saved up for years and bought my pride and joy, a cheddar models remote control IVER. She's gas fired and will pull 10 trucks of house bricks. Pretty good for oscillating cylinders.
Monday, October 08, 2001 at 18:41:24 (BST)

Colin Morgan ----- ----- http://none
Excellent pages. We are just going from 'Z' gauge indoors to SM32 in the garden and your information is invaluable. Thanks.
Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 22:55:45 (BST)

dave t ----- ----- http://
very good but gauges ect dont mean much to us beginners, Sorry!!!
Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 18:13:03 (BST)

Bruce Luecke ----- ----- http://
Excellent photography/ beautiful composition and lighting effects. Having returned from a first visit to Ireland where I got interested in the County Donegal Railway, your site has convinced me to meld my interests in gardening with railroading. New GRS Catalog in hand and books on order and I am hooked on 16mm. Thanks for your efforts Paul. Look forward to additions. Bruce
Friday, August 31, 2001 at 01:42:38 (BST)

Peter Smith ----- ----- http://
At last ive found a site with everything i wanted to know but was afraid to ask. good on you mate.
Friday, August 24, 2001 at 11:45:10 (BST)

Jack ----- ----- http://
What a splendid site, I`m not really a model rail enthusiast, but I was pointed in your direction by Gill, one of your colleagues. Must say I am impressed by the quality and content of your site. ---- I will certainly be back.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 19:44:17 (BST)

Jon Lucas ----- ----- http://
Superb site - I only visited on the basis of seeking info on radio control of G scale loco's. How on earth do you manage to run the railroad and do all the engineering and admin a website. I'm in awe! Many thanks and best regards
Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 20:14:23 (BST)

gerry hobbs ----- -----
quite magnificient - and more importantly, truly inspirational for a beginner like me - never built anything, but you've convinced me to have a go!
Thank you, gerry
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 22:24:34 (BST)

Mike Lilley ----- ----- http://
Very nice web site.
Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 15:37:04 (BST)

colin seddon ----- colinseddon90@hotmail .com ----- http://
good site.
Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 15:43:58 (BST)

d champion ----- ----- http://
Friday, April 20, 2001 at 23:16:24 (BST)

Chris Vernell ----- ----- http://
A lovely piece of work, and well described.
Some day, perhaps ...
Friday, April 13, 2001 at 18:35:34 (BST)

Victoria Backhouse ----- ----- http://
hiya this is a great garden when i come down i will have to see it i don't think i have ever seen it before my dad says hi to you all well i love your internet site love you all loads Victoria
Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 20:41:48 (GMT)

John Alfred Gwinn ----- -----
You have a most wonderful rail line!I have directed several people to your site. I did at an earlier time dabble in HO scale electric layout, and have in the back of my mind a plan for a garden rail line and find your site an inspiration.

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 19:55:27 (GMT)

Joe Newcombe ----- ----- http://
Nice one
Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 10:02:16 (GMT)

Adrian Sherrill ----- What a nifty website! Thank you for some nice reading -- Cheers from the First State!
Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 04:34:51 (GMT)

jeff rich ----- ----- http://
It has been a while since i visited and we corresponded ,just thought I'd check in from here in tennessee.
Friday, January 05, 2001 at 02:05:24 (GMT)

Howard W. Myers ----- ----- http://
Great website and content. I am interested in scratchbuilding for 16mm garden railway. Keep up the excellent work. -- Howard
Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 18:55:54 (GMT) -----
AMAZING pictures on your website
Book For Sale. Loco Driver, by Eric Leyland. Men of Action Series
Happy New Year
Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 00:25:12 (GMT)

Bob Young ----- ----- http://Not Yet Completed
A very well put together site with great pictures. It is an inspirational site for all who would be garden railwaymen( or women)
Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 12:34:01 (GMT)

Dave Inman ----- -----
Hi, I just surfed in to your site and an enjoying it very much. Especially your construction of the diesel. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 05:13:58 (GMT)

Neil Evans ----- ----- http://
Just been looking at your new garage section after your mention on the 16mm group email. And again the quality of work looks outstanding. Keep it up.
Monday, October 30, 2000 at 12:47:08 (GMT)

daniel von kanel ----- none at library ----- http://
great Railway pictures.
greetings fron Canada
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 22:47:49 (BST)

John Rogers ----- -----
When I came to leave this message, I was gobsmacked to see that the previous entry referred to me. Would it be OK if I put your track plan on our Plans page?
Friday, August 18, 2000 at 13:58:48 (BST)

Neil Evans ----- ----- http://
I liked the Tender on Lady Sara. You've done a good job on her.

After discussions on the 16mmngm email group. John Rogers, Chairman & CME, Pigsty Hill Light Railway has put a plans section on the 16mmngm site. You have a good layout, how about getting it added.

The shortcut for the site is : //,

Friday, August 18, 2000 at 13:18:47 (BST)

Peter Bakke ----- ----- http://

what a fantastic model of the Walker Diesel! I model in 7/8" and 1" to the foot, on 45mm track. I have a weakness for small diesels, and your site has given me some good ideas for construction.


Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 22:10:15 (BST)