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I really enjoy garden scale live steam. I do not have a garden railway – and may never build one (at least, not in the current house).

But I do have a small stable of live steam locomotives that I enjoy running on other people’s lines – including a Welsh Highland Railway Garratt and Isle of Man Peveril from Accurcraft, and a Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway ER Calthrop from Roundhouse.

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I have a number of passenger carriages and goods wagons for these locomotives to pull. Some – such as the IoM equipment – are ready to run. Others – the Leek and Manifold equipment comes to mind – are kits that have been sitting on the shelf, waiting for my attention, for an embarrassing amount of time. Knowing that I enjoy blogging about my progress, I thought I’d start a new blog to document my live steam doings. Hence, Adventures in Live Steam.

I do not think this site will be as active as my Port Rowan in 1:64 blog, which documents my S scale rendition of a Canadian National Railway branchline in the 1950s. But I want to share what I’m doing in the garden without cluttering up that blog. Hence, the new home.

I’ll start posting here as time permits, to bring everybody up to speed on where I am and where I hope to go. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the adventure!

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