Construction of the trackbed
The objective was to use recycled materials for the construction of the whole railway as far as possible. Construction commenced with the demolition of the old garage, a dilapidated prefabricated concrete sectional affair. The concrete panels provided the foundations for a block wall capped with bricks around the two sides of the rear garden.
In front of this a dry stone wall, deliberately uneven to take planting and blend the garden and railway. The eventual planting comprising garden sized plants at the base and miniature railway sized ones towards the top. Plants in the wall have also been selected for prototype location as far as possible with coastal plants along one side and inland ones the other.
The gap between the walls filled first with rubble from alterations to the house and topped with a layer of soil. The track bed formed with hardboard shutting and 2” to 3” of concrete reinforced with strips cut from a roll of sheep fencing left in the old garage by the previous owners.