In the past, ride on trains were cost prohibitive for most budgets. However, I have 4 innovations listed below that make ride on garden railroading both affordable and easy to construct. My ride on garden railroad is much less expensive than traditional “live steam” scale, or G scale. Typical costs for track are $1 per foot; for engines $350; and for rolling stock cars $60 per car.
So if you are inspired to build a garden railroad, why not make it a “ride on” backyard railroad for your children, grandchildren or yourself. Only basic woodworking skills are required. Click on links above to see detailed instructions and PARTS LISTS.
The construction innovations are: