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The Christchurch Garden Railway Group promotes the modelling of railways, of any prototype, in a garden setting.  Some railways are fitted into established gardens , while others have the gardens formed around the railway.Most garden railways are established on 45mm gauge track and the locomotives may be track powered, battery powered or live steam. Radio control is, in most cases, the norm, while many still run with track power. The pictures on this page are a small selection of the railways we visit on our get togethers.

 

Above Left; The loco depot of the Lincoln Greenbelt & Broadfield Railway, a European outline railway.  Above Right; The Groups modular layout on display at a Train Show. Below; Culcreuch Fold Garden Railway is based around American Narrow gauge, all the buildings have lights installed & looks great at night. 

The Group meets monthly at the homes of members for Running Days. These Running Days enable members to view progress on other members gardens and railways.  New ideas are shared and visitors trains are run, along with the hostís trains. A monthly newsletter, The Garden Whistle, is sent to all members. If you are interested in being part of our groups activities or even just recieving the newsletter, please contact one of the listed people below 

For more information contact:

Don Ellis, President

don@computercables.co.nz

Christchurch.

Kerry Paterson, Secretary/Treasurer.  

nzr1in24@xtra.co.nz 

Tinwald.

Ian Galbraith, Newsletter Editor.

 peninsok@culcreuchfold.org.nz

Rangiora.

 

Above Left; One of the features on the Kippenberger Line is this circus scene, the Railway also winds through a lovely well kept garden. Above Right; One of the oldest Railways in the club based around the American theme with plastered mountains, ponds & bridges. All the buildings, people, cars & trucks all get taken inside at the end of each running session.

More pictures will be added, as the Railways Host our meetings!!

 

 

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