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Another helpful Primer article is "Building a Garden Railroad on a Budget." That article gives you some idea of the sort of expenses you may incur as you begin to move your trains outside.
You can put a "test track" on level ground for little more than the cost of a starter set and an extra loop of track.
Building a nicely landscaped small-to-medium garden railroad with a pond and buildings will cost you several times that much - not because the train will cost you more, but because everything else will. At first, you will probably spend more for gardening and landscaping stuff than you will for track and trains put together. I can't help you order bolders and mulch online, or even with Dwarf Alberta Spruces, but I can help you make the most useful initial investments in track, trains, and structures. Update for 2014 - In the forty-plus years since modern garden railroading emerged, we've learned that financial crises hit our hobby harder than just about any other area of American life. That said, we did have to rework our "short list" of products folks should consider starting out with. A Note about "Buyer's Guides" We post these descriptions to help you make informed decisions and to learn what is available, even if the suppliers we usually recommend have a short supply.
Note about Suppliers: While we try to help you get the products you want by recommending suppliers with a good record of customer service, all transactions between you and the supplier you chose to provide your trains or other purchases are governed by the published policies on the supplier's web site. Extra track - one or two large loops of track, as well as any other straight pieces or turnouts (switches) you need to complete a small but functional railroad outside. Buildings - A few attractive, sturdy structures that go together easily, so your trains have a "community" to serve.
Groundcovers - a few plants you should try to get started early so you gain experience and "starters" you can spread around as your railroad grows.
Bachmann ET&WNC Passenger Set - The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Company ("Tweetsie" for sort) ran from 1881 to about 1940 in North Carolina and adjacent states.
This recently improved locomotive (with headlight, smoke, and sound) pulls a coal tender and two lighted passenger cars. LGB Big Train - LGB's very first locomotive was a model of a small Austrian locomotive called the Stainz. Piko SF Freight Starter Set - This locomotive is based on real 0-6-0 "docksider" locomotives that were built by Porter and Baldwin to serve industries and small switchyards where a big, heavy switcher wasn't required.
Note: Piko's larger curves aren't always exactly the same as the other brands, so if you have to mix and match curves, consider sticking with the other three brands on this page.

Because of the uneven availability of track in 2014, you might wind up using track from more than one manufacturer. About "Beginning" Piko Structures The first several Piko structures listed below use essentially the same basic components and construction, so if you start, say with the smallest "Gingerbread" house, then move on to the schoolhouse or stores, you'll be able to apply any "lessons learned" as you progress.
Piko Gingerbread Houses - These little houses are great for setting up a small town without a lot of space. I don't have detailed instructions on painting and assembling these from the ground up, but you'll get a lot of good tips from our articles on painting a Piko Gingerbread House or on painting plastic structures in general. In fact, I still have one of these new in a box, so when I get around to painting it up, I'll try to put a specific article together. Since we recommend painting anyway, and we have plenty of free downloadable graphics you can substitute, don't be too nervous if you don't like the color scheme or business name of one you come across.
Piko has also made special versions of these for Christmas, to go with the (now discontinued) LGB Toy Train sets, to commemorate specific companies like Harley Davidson, and so on. Piko Red River Station - This is Piko's smallest station kit, so it fits on even tiny railroads. In addition, I have made my own graphics for both stations (in case you want more variety than what comes in the box). My Primer article "Groundcover 101" gives you many hints about kinds of groundcovers to use in various situations. Magic Carpet Thyme - This is a kind of creeping thyme, handy variety for filling in "brushy" areas on your railroad, or growing between stepstones in a path.
Purple Ice Plant, also Golden Ice Plant - I haven't used these but some of my friends have used them with success. My Primer article "Trees for your trains" lists a few trees that are relatively low-maintenance, and tells you how to get them started off right in your garden railroad.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce - This is the most popular garden railroad tree throughout most of North America. Boulevard Cypress - These grow slowly and can be kept in a nice deciduous shape with minimum trimming. Many more conifers are useful if you don't mind training them a bit, or at least being judicious with the trimmers. See what’s going on within our online store, in our bricks n mortar site in Liverpool, UK and order fulfilment centre in Widnes, Cheshire.

Consists of freelance 0-6-0 tank loco "Billy" in green, 5-plank wagon, 7-plank wagon, 1 BR(ER) brakevan, circle of track, AC mains wall transformer and speed controller.
This shouldn't scare anyone who's used to spending time (and money) at the garden store each spring. The goal of this page is to save you time and money by helping you locate the most useful (and generally the most affordable) products for when you're first starting out. If you saw something here before and it's not here now, please know that we are trying to replace great, but hard-to-find products with other great products that are still easy to get ahold of. In some cases, we will allow a description to remain online, even without a supplier link, if we have reason to believe that the product will become available again later. Simply click on the button on the right, then use the following plant names as search terms to get started early. All information, data, text, and illustrations on this web site are Copyright (c) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 by Paul D.
Please allow up to 72 hours for a reply, but we are generally faster, particularly during business hours. If you want a particular product, but we have no supplier button or the supplier's page says they are sold out, let us know, and we'll try to help you find one elsewhere.
Note: Some groundcovers that are sold for general use are too invasive to use on garden railways. If you have a question about any particular plant, and I haven't discussed it in my "Groundcover 101" article, please contact me and I'll tell you what I know about it. An fantastic collection of Bachman Model G-Scale (Large Scale) trains, Locomotives and rolling tender perfect for your garden railway exclusively available . Find bachmann,bachmann train,bachmann uk,bachmann model railway, Collectables, Toys Games, Books, Comics Magazines items at low prices.

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