We became fascinated by and addicted
to the amazing world of Garden Railroading about
thirteen years ago
while vacation souvenir shopping, for the grandkids of course,
in a seemingly
store in Truckee, California. An LGB poster occupying
a dominant wall area captured
and has since consumed most of our spare time, money and
imagination. We have
been graced with
wonderful acquaintances, friendships, experiences and the
and contribute to the rapidly expanding, worldwide interest
in trains in the garden.
Over the years,
our layout has grown and evolved to 1,000 square feet with
over 250 miniature
trees and shrubs,
including an apple orchard and vineyard; over 500 feet of
streams and waterfalls;
real stone bridges and portals; and scratchbuilt Precision
stairs and structures. We were very fortunate to have
been featured in the German
Profi" in the spring of 2005. We are frequent contributors
to gardening articles
in the "Garden Railways" magazine
and are active members in the San Diego Garden Railway Society.
is all about sharing our experiences, discoveries and a
little hard won know-how with you.
Board is a long time product of aerospace and prototype
industries, but is a relatively new
for garden railroading. It does not absorb moisture,
will not rot, has a six year manufacturer's
warranty and is carvable to provide long lasting, exciting
and realistic textures of brick, wood, shiplap or board
& bat siding, rock, and field or flagstone for your layout with the use
of a standard Dremel-type tool or wire brush.
This year we are adding instructions to produce wood texture structures that are quick and simple to do.
Our original designs
are kept simple with durability being our number one concern.
Due to the limited areas of
most garden railways, our G scale structures
have relatively small footprints so they will not overpower
your scenes, plantings or illusions. Our
kits include the finest quality accessories available from the
companies that have long been catering to your
special needs; Grandtline windows
and doors, Garden Texture
shingles and wood trim. We encourage you to add your own unique details. We are pleased to announce
that we purchased the equipment from Big
River Lines to fabricate G scale corrugated metal roofing.
We now offer this in either 26 ga or 30 ga. galvanized material that will not rust, or in tin that will
give you that old rusty look. With the addition of a brake, shear and bender, we can also
provide custom sizes per order. Copper sheet has been added to our product line as well.
We welcome your
questions, comments and suggestions with the hope of learning
from your expectations,
experiences and discoveries too! We have done our
best to provide easy to follow directions with
of the various steps and methods that work best
for us. Please remember, there is no right
or wrong way
to create with this great material! The
best part? There will never be another structure
yours! Take advantage of the sample pieces
of material included in each kit for
We especially look forward to
photos of your creations!!
Ross & Sue Piper