What I enjoy most about garden railways is seeing a convincing set up of near scale buildings and lineside equipment fitted into a 12"/ft garden. When this is done to a good standard, trains running through the set up scenes become a bonus. Equally valid is the view of other garden railfarers who believe in the primacy of the locomotive especially live steam powered.
This does not mean I don't respect or admire the skills and effort many put into their locomotives and it doesn't prevent me enjoying the fruits of their labour when these machines are in use, displayed or exhibited.
Of course the Crowfoot Light Railway needs trains and we have a slowly growing collection of locomotives with goods, passenger and other rolling stock. There are few near scratchbuilt items but many more kit built to back up the ready to run (rtr) items in our collection.
Below, we look at our locomotives, followed by a photograph gallery of trains running on the CLR. At the bottom of this page is a written list of non locomotive stock items.
'Countess' in GWR locomotive green. A live steam loco with radio control.
Purchased RTR manufactured by Accucraft.
This is a very attractive locomotive that now runs very well but has historically required a variety of repairs and attention. This is best tasked with hauling the three GWR liveried W+LLR bogie coaches we have which were also manufactured by Accucraft.
Clearly missing in this shot is the W decal from the side tank. This got rubbed off inside a storage box.
Locomotives awaiting construction as kits (all intended to be radio controlled)
List of non locomotive rolling stock in use on The CLR
Accucraft built W+LLR rtr wagons and coaches