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The Garden Railway

Season 1
TV-G

  • Discovery
  • 30 mins
  • United States
  • Home And Garden, Special Interest

Experience the agony and ecstasy of model making with Mark Found as he designs and builds an ambitious layout in his own back garden. To obtain the knowledge and expertise needed, he visits some of the country¹s top modellers and gains inspiration from their amazing layouts.

Series overview:
Alledgedly left a bunch of model railway kit by his uncle, Mark Found embarks on construction of "The Safron Line", his own personal Garden Railway. A must for model makers and railway enthusiasts alike.

15 episodes

1x01 Design

  • Series Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

Mark Found investigates surveying and design with a professional installer in his quest to build a model railway in his back garden

1x02 Earthworks

  • no air date — 30 mins

Novice model enthusiast Mark Found installs walls made from railway sleepers and more than six tonnes of hardcore

1x03 Water Feature

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The avid enthusiast makes use of an old bilge pump as he is initiated into the world of water features

1x04 Rockery

  • no air date — 30 mins

Mark Found checks out the landscaped garden of model enthusiast and broadcaster Bob Symes

1x05 Shed

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Mark Found seeks expert advice from model enthusiast Bob Symes and is inspired to revamp his garden shed for his trains to travel through

1x06 Track Bed

  • no air date — 30 mins

Mark Found takes a look at baseboards and drainage for the track, before getting a lesson in laying concrete

1x07 Bridges

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Mark gets advice on building bridges for the railway from a man whose garden is filled with replica of famous structures

1x08 Track Laying

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Mark Found continues laying the track and wonders how he can ensure the train will stay on it

1x09 Power

  • no air date — 30 mins

Novice model enthusiast Mark Found explores ways of powering his trains

1x10 Control

  • no air date — 30 mins

Mark learns how to connect everything up; the trains are propelled by the very latest in technology.

1x11 Models

  • no air date — 30 mins

Novice model enthusiast Mark Found discovers the tricks of the trade that will help him achieve his dream

1x12 Buildings

  • no air date — 30 mins

Mark meets a professional model maker who shows the delights of making buildings for the great outdoors.

1x13 Horticulture

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Planting and looking after the greenery can be as much fun as building the railway as Mark finds out.

1x14 Maintenance

  • no air date — 30 mins

Mark gets advice on how to cope with the weather and small animals in search of a home

1x15 Finale

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Novice model enthusiast Mark Found adds the final touches to his creation before the grand opening

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