The Woodpecker Railway

The Woodpecker Railway is run by layout owner Dickon Armstrong, David Clark and Alan Armstrong.  It is a fictional rural model railway that changes in form each time it is exhibited depending on space available.  The locomotives are Live Steam or battery powered, operated by remote control.  The steam engines run on gas or coal and…

Stansted Park Light Railway

Last weekend was going to be a couple of days without any railway action, simply to catch up on odds and ends in the garden.  After a glorious Saturday, Sunday afternoon proved to be rather wet and so not ideal for gardening, but a perfect time to go to a Garden Centre looking for inspiration. So…

Bankside Miniature Railway

Steam railways can be found in all shapes and sizes, but this one is unique in the UK, I believe.  Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire is home to the UK’s only 8 1/4 inch miniature railway.  Services are hauled by a delightful tank engine named Carolyn that was built in 1924.

Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

One of the fantastic things about being a steam enthusiast is that in the UK at least, you are rarely far from a steam locomotive inone shape or form. The New Forest is no exception, with one of the star attractions being Exbury Gardens that has it’s own 12 ¼” gauge steam railway, operating around…