About - Railwaygardener




Welcome to my website, which describes my railway activities, in the garden and elsewhere.


I'm a member of Southport Model Railway Society, in the north-west of England, and I look after the club's website. My main interest is in 16mm live steam.


I'm also the webmaster for Southport Model Engineering Club, which has a 32mm track, as well as 3.5", 5"  and Gauge 1 lines.


I do firing and guarding turns on the West Lancashire Light Railway, and the occasional trackwork day on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.


I run the live-steam layout Hundred End at West Lancs, and their portable layout the Middleforth Light Railway. I also maintain their website.


I have my own portable 16mm layouts Kingsdown Roads and Walmer Bridge, and a railway in the garden called the St Aubyn Light Railway.


Derek Pratt



The background photo is of the north-western edge of Skye, taken from the Lochmaddy ferry on a sleeper trip in June 2010.

My photo was taken by Jim Ford at Tiger Hill, Darjeeling in 2004, with Everest, Lohtse and Makalu in the background.

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