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Gn15 Garden Railways

Postby Igor » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:04 pm

As there are a lot of 00 gauge garden railways around, we gnow 16.5mm gauge goes OK in the garden. Also, G gauge is used mainly in the garden, but I have never heard of any Gn15 garden railways. Does anyone gnow of or have one?

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm

I remember someone doing something similar alongside their SM32 garden railway. Well known person, posted here at one time, sadly passed on a couple of years ago.
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Postby Igor » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:17 pm

Is there anything about this on the Gnatterbox?

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Postby Adrian » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:25 am

G'day Igor

There is an English gentleman, Mr Chris Brown, who has, indeed, built a Gn15 garden layout.
It is based on Emett's work and although based in the UK some of the rolling stock made its way to the USofA for a short holiday accompanied with a 'layout-packed-in-a-suitcase'.
Illustrations of his garden railway can be found at:- http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/slideshow/125490

(Just as an aside I remember reading of an 'N' scale garden railway in one of the english magazines.
Anyone for a Gn9 garden railway ?)

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:11 am

rue_d_etropal wrote:I remember someone doing something similar alongside their SM32 garden railway. Well known person, posted here at one time, sadly passed on a couple of years ago.


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Postby Igor » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Adrian wrote:Just as an aside I remember reading of an 'N' scale garden railway in one of the english magazines.
Anyone for a Gn9 garden railway ?


I've read about this in a book which also includes a picture of an 009 garden railway :?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:50 pm

I suspect that keeping them running reliably, means that most Gn15 layouts in the garden are fairly short lived.
There have been several started on here over the years, but they dont seem to last much longer than the first flush of enthusiasm.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:19 pm

The OO garden railways I have read about are mostly very high tech, there was an American HO garden layout in Continental modeller recently, and I think it was also DCC. Electrics had to be spot on, so maybe not so good for Gn15 with small locos .
Maybe battery operated locos might be the answer, or a battery wired up to a loco, with battery in wagon. Simple 9v battery would probably do the job. Still have to build trackbed so that it is weatherproof and animal-proof.

It might be a good way to build a model of one of the longer miniature lines such as Ratty or Romney, using converted OO or HO locos. DCC ready ones would allow you to plug in a connection to a battery and keep isolated from track, by using only the motor connections on the DCC plug. With a tender loco it would be easy to put battery in the tender and still leave room for driver.
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Postby Booga » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:04 am

My dad has an O.16.5 railway in the garden which would take Gn15 stock, a good excuse for visiting the parents maybe! :lol:
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