Using vertical elements in the garden railway

Create a towering awe factor with trees, structures, rock, and more
vertical1
In a perfect world all is in balance—it rains only at night, critters forage only on weeds, and dwarf trees grow only two-feet high. Then there’s the real world, where we aspire for perfection (or at least balance) in designing our garden railway. Look across the garden landscape or across the plan on paper and notice the profile of the landscape. Do you see rock outcroppings boldly reaching for the stars, spindly trees towering over buildings, or a church spire rising above treetops? The low lying, peaceful meadows entice us to stretch out and snooze, whereas tall exclamation points grab our attention—at least until the train trundles by.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on GardenRailways.com, please log in below.
COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

Want to leave a comment?

Only registered members of GardenRailways.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
0
DCC for Large Scale

DCC for Large Scale

Our four-part beginner's guide.

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Get the Garden Railways newsletter delivered to your inbox twice a month

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Garden Railways magazine. Please view our privacy policy