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Butterley Garden Railway Association


Facilities

Our "garden" layout has been developed over a number of years to give easy and enjoyable running. Currently, there are two main running tracks. The upper level is laid in dual gauge rail offering both 32 and 45mm gauge running, whilst the lower level gives our locos a good run round the 100-yard loop, laid in 32mm gauge rail. There are steam-up bays at both levels. No track is electric-powered.


Diagram of upper and lower tracks

Track Layout (not to scale) Red = Dual 32mm/45mm gauge


We have a well tended garden and here are some photos from Spring 2019.


Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden

Spring Flowers in the Garden


We have one of the 16mm Association's boiler testing kits to assist members keeping their locos in good order. In addition to the track, we have a club hut with drinks-making facilities (i.e. an electric kettle and water), and toilets are located nearby. Butterley Station (under the road bridge) also has a small buffet where one can buy refreshments, so you see we have everything a garden railway enthusiast might want!


Lots of activity

Dog bone end loop

Tony preparing a loco