The main page and starting point on the
introduction about myself, my railway career and building
the Barna Railway.
I wanted to mention
the Inchicore Railway Works on this site because, having
spent my childhood watching trains all day, it was no
surprise I ended up working on the railway and building one
in the garden. If only I lived next to a hospital, I might
have been a surgeon....!
I hope to have a scale
track plan available shortly, but for the moment you can see the
track layout on the points control panel.
This section covers the
building of Barna Railway, it's divided over six pages and will
hopefully give you some ideas.
The hard work begins on the
track bed, clearing flower beds and cutting endless amounts
of decking planks.
A brief description
of how to build a simple tunnel for your garden
Track laying and ballast
All the track work
is made by LGB and is nickel plated.
Electrical control and wiring
This page will help
explain the analogue and digital control equipment, points
and track power, and the external wiring for lights.
Pond and bridge
The biggest part of
building the railway was constructing the water feature, my
still hurts..!. The bridge was built in the shed over two
building a short extension line to the inner loop, so I
could run two trains without fear of collision.
On the train pages you can
find descriptions and images of
all the locomotives and rolling stock
currently operating on the railway. There is also details of our
latest addition to the fleet.
There are currently
five locomotives operating on the Barna Railway, they are
all made by LGB.
All the rolling is
made by LGB, there is a good variety of stock from oil
tankers, coal wagons and passenger stock.
Images and descriptions of
the buildings on the railway.
What's next for the Barna
Railway, when I get some spare time these are some of the projects that I
will be working on.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers to just some of
the questions that you have over the last year, keep them coming
I'm always happy
to help if I can.
Not quite Sky news, but all
the latest news from the railway.
2007 News page
All the old news
A selection of Images
of the Barna Railway taken during 2009, there will be more
images added to this gallery throughout the year.
Images of the railway taken
throughout 2008, there's
36 to enjoy.
Images of the railway taken
throughout 2007, there's
44 to enjoy.
taken when the weather is snowy or frosty, if I'm mad enough to
A selection of short movies
showing the trains in action, their not going to win any Oscars
but there worth a look.
Early morning oil
Quick run before
going to work, V52 and a few tankers.
No, it's not that
Trainspotting film, this one actually has trains in it.
V52 in action
Mixed freight train
hauled by the V52 locomotive.
Loco Kö 6503
hauling a short freight train.
Picture of the
Updated every week with a
new image, providing the weather is good and the trains are
Useful links regarding
garden railways and railway modelling.
Thank you for all your comments and questions
but the contacts page, like the railway, is no longer