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Re: Garden railroads

Barb: They actually have an entire themed train set on that very
thing...the Yukon gold rush...wouldn't that be too cool to have that in
your yard??? Sounds like you have a natural setting for it.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 10/13, Barbara Tandy < sundrops@earthlink.net > wrote:
From: Barbara Tandy [mailto: sundrops@earthlink.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 08:24:46 -0700
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads

LOL -- this is after all an area of hard rock (= gold) mining -- a
mine<br>shaft and train etc etc would be so cute --<br>--Barb<br>-----
Original Message -----<br>From: <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:53
AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads<br><br><br>> Barb - you can
do it! You could use miniature dynamite to blast tunnels<br>through the
hill!<br>><br>> Kitty<br>> > Really enjoying the garden railroad
discussion. Such a project is on my<br>> > list for my "next life". I
could do the planning and plants but am<br>totally<br>> > unmechanical
and would need major help with that part. On the other<br>hand,<br>> >
here on top of the hill, there is hardly any soil to plant
anything<br>normal,<br>> > maybe a railroad is what I need!<br>> >
--Barb Tandy, California<br>> > ----- Original Message -----<br>> >
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>> > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 2:50 AM<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden railroads<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > > Rich:
Thanks for the gold! Have a hobby store nearby that does indeed<br>> > >
carry the garden trains we want and/or order from LGB (?) if that
is<br>who<br>> > > we want to go with...are there other major
manufacturers of G-scale<br>> > > trains that are widely available (and
therefore likely to be for sale<br>in<br>> > > smaller town Iowa areas?)
At this point, we are still very much in the<br>> > > planning stage and
we plan on staying in this phase for a good long<br>> > > time, hoping
that good planning will later make for easier<br>installation,<br>> > >
running, and maintenance. Just out of curiosity, what would you
(and<br>> > > Donna) say were your biggest mistakes starting out??<br>>
> ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> > ><br>> > > "The
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> > >
--Albert Einstein<br>> > ><br>> > > --- On Sat 10/11, Richard T. Apking
< richa@midlands.net > wrote:<br>> > > From: Richard T. Apking [mailto

: richa@midlands.net]<br>> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > > Date:
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:20:06 -0700<br>> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden
railroads<br>> > ><br>> > > Hi Melody,<br><br>I have a garden railway,
and I wish I had someone<br>like<br>> > > me to give me some<br>advice
when I started.<br><br>1. Find a hobby<br>> > > store near you that
handles the gauge (size) of trains you<br>want to<br>> > > run. This
place should be your greatest friend.<br>2. Ask the hobby<br>> > > store
people if there is a garden railway club in your<br>vicinity.<br>> > >
Hopefully there will be, these folks will be a great asset.<br>3.
Go<br>to<br>> > > a book/magazine store and purchase a copy of
Garden<br>> > > Railroad<br>magazine. It is a treasure-trove of
material.<br>4. Ask<br>> > > questions, listen and record the answers. I
guarantee the money<br>> > > and<br>grief you save will build your
railway many times over.<br>5.<br>Let<br>> > > me know how you make out.
If you have questions, I'll help in<br>any<br>way<br>> > > I can. Rich
in Z-5<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Melody"<br>> > >
<mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Friday,<br>>
> > October 10, 2003 3:48 AM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Garden<br>> > >
railroads<br><br><br>> Does anyone on this list have a
garden<br>railroad?<br>> > > We are looking to rip<br>> out a huge
garden area infested with mints<br>> > > and start completely over<br>>
from scratch...my husband is very keen<br>on<br>> > > the idea of a
garden railroad,<br>> something neither of us has any<br>> > >
experience with, so could use any and<br>> all help available. I
would<br>> > > like to start planning for this now, as we<br>> are going
to get<br>started<br>> > > on this in the early spring and I'd like
to<br>> avoid as many<br>mistakes<br>> > > as possible. Thanks in
advance!<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z<br>> > > 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most
beautiful thing we can experience is the<br>> > > mysterious."<br>>
--Albert Einstein<br>><br>><br>> > > ________________________________

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