The Garden Railway usually operates on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, and occasionally at other times. The models are to a scale of 16mm-to-the-foot representing 2ft Narrow Gauge prototypes on 32mm gauge model track (‘O’ gauge).
Many of the models are real steam locomotives, whilst others are electrically powered from batteries. Most of the locomotives operate under radio control, but some are controlled manually.
Two steam locos with their trains await departure from the preparation and marshalling area.
A typical quarry workmen’s train on the return loop
A very short goods train.
A steam-hauled passenger train passes the main flower-beds.