Beyond the Lineside


This is concerned with blending the structures into the garden.

The legendary model railroader, the late John Allen, had a dinosaur instead of a yard crane, Flintstones-style, lifting freight in a corner of his “Gorre & Daphetid Railroad”. The book about his layout continues to be my inspiration (ie: that’s what I want to do when I grow up – still waiting). This whimsical tradition is happily being perpetuated by Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Northern Germany.


The buildings on the outdoor section are all designed to withstand the weather and are, therefore, uncomplicated.


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