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Here are a few links to sites I like.

GRASS-the Garden Rail Addicts of Sutherland Shire - My local group of GR friends.

Suppliers of radio control gear...

RCtrains is the supplier of fully built Deltang 2.4 Ghz radio control specifically for model trains. Based in UK
Hobbyking supplies RC stuff for model planes that is usable for model trains. CHEAP. They also supply cheap, but good, batteries.
G Scale Graphics supplies a range of RC products specifically for trains. They also do nice vinyl lettering. Based in USA.

Model sites...

Mark Hobbs' Turrella Tramway line
Geof Coleman's Barron Tableland Railway
Rik's Peckforton Light Railway in Cheshire, UK. A country branch line wandering through a beautiful garden setting. All scratchbuilt trains and radio control.
Glen Anthony's NEW Rocky Creek line in Christchurch, New Zealand
Kerry Paterson's Ashburton Forks line. Detailed New Zealand scratchbuilt modelling at 1:24. A beauty!
The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society.
Goran Jonsson's UTJ railway in Sweden. In Swedish but great pictures.
Shishi-ga-tani (Deer Valley) Light Rail - A Japanese line in Sydney, by the late Toshi Yoshioka - a very talented scratchbuilder.
Clive Tucker's Scampington and Chipside Garden Railway - He's in Hampshire, UK. A very comprehensive site.
The Northern Colorado (USA) Garden Railroaders

Other GR sites...

Garden Railways Magazine.
Australian Model Railway Magazine.

Real Aussie Railways worth visiting...

garratt on TT head-on loco

Puffing Billy Vic.
Pichi Richi SA
Walhalla Goldfields Railway, Vic
Kerrisdale Mountain Railway, Vic.
Glenreagh Mountain Railway NSW
Dorrigo Steam Museum NSW
The West Coast Wildnerness ABT railway, Queenstown TAS.

..and some from around the World....

ironbark Those fantastics little trains of Wales.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado USA
Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, New Zealand. Could this be the ultimate BIG backyard railway?
The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway, New Zealand

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