Newton Light Railway
Our 5" Gauge garden railway and base of operations for the Vulcan Works Miniature Railway Hire Company. We are quite fortunate to have a reasonably sized garden to the rear of our house, and the line is planned to be completed in 2016 with work commencing in the spring of 2015. The only issue we have is the garden has a 1:20 slope front to back, which might require some substantial earthwork to be done to level the line.
At the moment we only envisage running standard gauge and narrow gauge prototype locomotives with wheelbases between 7 and 12 inches on this line due to the minimum radius being 12ft with gauge widening. This also limits us to a maximum of 5ft bogie coaches.