Why? The big question!
Well… I wanted a ride on railway. Not just riding behind my own engine in a municipal local park, but actually running a railway. The architecture; the permanent way; the sheer fun of it.
The problem is I live in a typical suburban 3 bed semi with a normal sized garden; not a house in its own estate. As one friend said when he heard what I’d got planned, “I’ve been on longer rides on a bleedin’ roundabout!”.
But I wanted to do it. It’s my garden. My money. My hobby. My bucket list.