NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Mt Dandenongs Victoria, Australia.
CONTACT Mail: philip@narrowgaugerails.com
Made with Xara
     
It   all   started   in   back   in   1999,   I   had   purchased   a   few   years   earlier   an   HOn3 layout   from   Laurie   Green   MMR      this   was   his   old   exhibition   layout   of   the   Rio Grande   Southern   at   Vance   Junction.   A   chance   meeting   with   David   Fletcher    at a   train   show   changed   the   direction   of   what   scale   I   wanted   to   model,   G   Scale opened   up   new   ideas   and   planted   the   seed   for   my   new   RGS   inspired   model railway.      Garden   Railroading   -   a   whole   new   way   to   look   at   model   trains.   David sold   me   a   few   bits   of   G   scale   rolling   stock   and   a   couple   of   Bachmann   4-6-0 steam   locos   to   get   me   started.   David   is   an   avid   modeller   in   G   scale   and inspires   people   all   over   the   world   to   continue   to   modelling   in   G   scale   and   has provided master classes for the building of various G scale models.
Started 2016 Inspiration

ABOUT

How it all began

LOCOMOTIVES

Some of motive power for the No Hope & Broke Garden Railway

GALLERY

No Hope & Broke Garden Railway 2002 - 2006
I   started   with   the   help   of   a   few   friends   my   first   incarnation   of   the   No   Hope   & Broke   Garden   Railway   in   2002   and   the   photos   shown   throughout   this   site reflect   this   layout.   In   2006   I   moved   house   and   packed   up   the   garden   railway. In   2016   after   10   years   as   a   collector   of   model   trains   I   have   finally   decided   to rebuild    the    No    Hope    &    Broke    Garden    Railway    at    my    new    home    in    the foothills   of   the   Mount   Dandenongs   in   Victoria   Australia.   I   have   approx   500 feet   of   rail   and   will   be   purchasing   more   from   Col   at   trainsforthegarden ,   Col   is the   supplier   of   AusRail    that   I   use   on   my   garden   railway.   The   layout   will   be   just a   simple   loop   around   the   house   of   approximately   700   feet.   I   will   try   and   keep all grades to no more than 2.5%, wish me luck achieving this goal.
 A golden spike on a model railway is never truly the completion of the layout, it is just the start of the finer detailing to come - Kevin
 Who knows what direction the hobby will take me in – just so long as I continue to enjoy it, continue to meet other modellers and have heaps of fun doing it.   - Laurie GREEN MMR
 If at first you don’t succeed at Garden Railroading - get a bigger shovel.   -  Phil

Bachmann 2-8-0

This is my first Bachmann Spectrum Steam Locomotive. I had David Fletcher modified this Bachmann loco to represent a fictitious locomotive belonging to the RGS.

AristoCraft 2-8-0

This is my first AristoCraft 2-8-0 again modified by David Fletcher to represent a C-19 on the RGS.

Accucraft RGS Goose #2

My First purchase of a brass constructed locomotive.

Berlyn Goose # 6

This is my first purchase of a highly detailed brass locomotive made by the Berlyn Locomotive Works.

Bachmann 2-8-0

This is a highly modified Bachmann 2-8-0. David Fletcher modified this to represent a K-27 Locomotive on the RGS.

Bachmann Goose #1

Bachmann made this Spectrum quality goose a few years ago, and of course I had to have it for my collection.
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Copyright @ Accucraft Company 2003
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Mt Dandenongs Victoria, Australia.
CONTACT Mail: philip@narrowgaugerails.com
Made with Xara
     
Started 2016 Inspiration

ABOUT

How it all began
It   all   started   in   back   in   1999,   I   had   purchased   a few    years    earlier    an    HOn3    layout    from    Laurie Green   MMR      this   was   his   old   exhibition   layout   of the    Rio    Grande    Southern    at    Vance    Junction.    A chance    meeting    with    David    Fletcher     at    a    train show    changed    the    direction    of    what    scale    I wanted   to   model,   G   Scale   opened   up   new   ideas and   planted   the   seed   for   my   new   RGS   inspired model   railway.      Garden   Railroading   -   a   whole   new way   to   look   at   model   trains.   David   sold   me   a   few bits    of    G    scale    rolling    stock    and    a    couple    of Bachmann   4-6-0   steam   locos   to   get   me   started. David   is   an   avid   modeller   in   G   scale   and   inspires people     all     over     the     world     to     continue     to modelling    in    G    scale    and    has    provided    master classes     for     the     building     of     various     G     scale models.
I   started   with   the   help   of   a   few   friends   my   first incarnation    of    the    No    Hope    &    Broke    Garden Railway      in      2002      and      the      photos      shown throughout   this   site   reflect   this   layout.   In   2006   I moved   house   and   packed   up   the   garden   railway. In   2016   after   10   years   as   a   collector   of   model trains    I    have    finally    decided    to    rebuild    the    No Hope   &   Broke   Garden   Railway   at   my   new   home   in the   foothills   of   the   Mount   Dandenongs   in   Victoria Australia.   I   have   approx   500   feet   of   rail   and   will   be purchasing   more   from   Col   at   trainsforthegarden , Col   is   the   supplier   of   AusRail    that   I   use   on   my garden   railway.   The   layout   will   be   just   a   simple loop   around   the   house   of   approximately   700   feet. I   will   try   and   keep   all   grades   to   no   more   than 2.5%, wish me luck achieving this goal.

GALLERY

No Hope & Broke Garden Railway 2002 - 2006

LOCOMOTIVES

Some of motive power for the No Hope & Broke Garden Railway
 A golden spike on a model railway is never truly the completion of the layout, it is just the start of the finer detailing to come - Kevin
 Who knows what direction the hobby will take me in – just so long as I continue to enjoy it, continue to meet other modellers and have heaps of fun doing it.   - Laurie GREEN MMR
 If at first you don’t succeed at Garden Railroading - get a bigger shovel.   -  Phil

Bachmann 2-8-0

This is my first Bachmann Spectrum Steam Locomotive. I had David Fletcher modified this Bachmann loco to represent a fictitious locomotive belonging to the RGS.

AristoCraft 2-8-0

This is my first AristoCraft 2-8-0 again modified by David Fletcher to represent a C-19 on the RGS.

Accucraft RGS Goose #2

My First purchase of a brass constructed locomotive.

Berlyn Goose # 6

This is my first purchase of a highly detailed brass locomotive made by the Berlyn Locomotive Works.

Bachmann 2-8-0

This is a highly modified Bachmann 2-8-0. David Fletcher modified this to represent a K-27 Locomotive on the RGS.

Bachmann Goose #1

Bachmann made this Spectrum quality goose a few years ago, and of course I had to have it for my collection.
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