The title Midland Road evokes the Midland Main Line in Leicestershire where I spent much of my childhood. I had wanted a garden railway for a long time but had wondered how easy it was going to be to keep the track and wheels clean enough for reliable electrical contact. So I started dabbling in radio control which, I thought, could sidestep the problems of electrical pick-up on weathered rails out in the garden. This has presented me with challenges and has given me much enjoyment.

I have tried to make navigation easy; there are links at the foot of each page to the previous and following pages, as well as back here.




Train Operation

Track Layout

Civil Engineering

Signals and Turnouts

Train Control

Rolling Stock

Beyond the Lineside

Railway Modelling Index

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