"The great majority of followers of these notes perform some daily
avocation for a livelihood; and by the time they have arrived home, and have had a
meal, it is not much use saying to their locomotive, "Come into the garden
Maud" (or "Mary Ann", "Maisie" etc., as the case may
be), when visibility in the before-mentioned garden extends about 2.073"
beyond the tips of their noses... The only alternative is to run the engine in
the house; but the majority of suburban domiciles do not afford sufficient
trackage space to run even a gauge "1" outfit, let alone the usual
garden passenger-hauler. Therefore, many of our friends with garden railways are
now considering the possibility of "O" gauge as a substitute for their
outdoor road during the time it cannot be used. As the old saw says, "Out
of evil cometh good".
So starts the "words and music" for this pair of O-gauge live
I've been wondering recently about asking Mrs P whether our living room would
afford sufficient trackage for a few engines in these winter months...
70pp, softback, photostat reproduction (half-tone pictures a bit murky in