It was purposely bought to house my model railway, The Borders Railway Authority, or BRA shed as I prefer to call it, has some contributions from my wife which makes it that little bit special! A calendar with a railway theme being one! The shed is the terminus to my oo gauge model railway which runs the length of the garden, some 40 metres. The track runs through plants, flowers, shrubs and vegetable plots, two hobbies if you like. As with gardens there is a lot of maintenance and improvements to be done, so there is a lot of satisfaction and fun to be had. I try to run it like a real railway and even have printed platform/ travel tickets. (Souvenirs for visitors).
The shed is carpeted, has power, lighting, heating and even DVD players. I am currently building a high level line which viewers/visitors will be able to operate from the entrance seating. The interior is decorated with railway memorabilia and photographs, including some of my Grandfather who was a foreman with the North British Locomotive Co., must be where I got the Railway bug! I have also included a signal diagram, drawn by myself, to add to the atmosphere and given the railway its own coat of arms.