For next month's issue of Rural Missouri I did a story on Mark Hann of O'Fallon, who has taken his hobby of model railroading outside to the garden. He is part of a growing trend of hobbyists that are enjoying adding real plants and rocks to their layouts outside. Besides being a little more lifelike, the garden sets use bigger trains, which can mean wider turns and a bigger layout. Wonder what it is like to ride this train? Then check out this video below that I shot with my GoPro mounted on the train.
Mark Hann of O'Fallon sits in front of his garden railroad set.
An overview of his 32-foot-by-12-foot garden layout.