THE NORTH-WEST WALES 16mm MODEL RAILWAY GROUP
A GROUP WHICH IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF 16mm NARROW GAUGE MODELLERS
THE 6G GARTEN BAHN
A 45mm Gauge Railway built by
All photographs courtesy of Gary Jones.
Gary has now developed his garden railway for steam running and has taken delivery of his new Roundhouse Billy engine named “Alice”, seen above.
The engine has had a successful run on his line, the 6G Garten Bahn, which is now operational for steam power, and he has held an informal afternoon for members to test the line. The line is 45mm gauge and has some tight (2 ft!) curves but with good clearances - 140 mm wide and 165 mm high. “Alice” runs fine on the line apparently and so small engines and small, e.g. four wheeled rolling stock, should be okay to run there.
The Latest News Update:
The 6G Garten Bahn is a 45mm gauge line running on a terrace approximately 2'6" above ground level. The line has LGB Radius 1 curves (2 ft), with clearances of 140 mm width and 165 mm height. The line does have electric track power, but which will be powered down whilst steam engines and visiting rolling stock are being run.