Building wet or dry streams

Things to consider when adding waterways to your garden railway
A well-established stream on the Rustin & Decrepit Railroad, the author’s previous garden railway.
Don Parker
Besides providing beauty and interest in their own right, streams can serve other purposes in our railroad gardens. They can separate one distinct area of the landscape from another, making a boundary, so to speak. A larger river can introduce waterside industries or boat transportation to our miniature worlds.

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