Garden Railroading with Toy Trains---I first wrote this article in 2007, and updated it significantly in 2012. But so many things have changed since then, it deserves another update. The short version is that you CAN use toy trains on a garden railroad, as long as you choose carefully, and are willing to put in the other work you need to do to make the railroad sturdy and attractive.
Now for the biggest change: in 2012, most of the larger toy trains available ran on the same gauge of track used by LGB, Piko, and other name-brand garden trains (45mm, or 1.775"). But in 2019, one of the most popular big toy train lines did NOT run on the same track. READ MORE HERE.
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