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Travis, Skipton & LGB

TRAVIS as you will see is a barge, so what is it doing in the model railway section.

To quote Andy "We're down in Skipton for the festival weekend again this year. I have an LGB garden railway that I set up on Travis's cabin roof when at rallies".


Travis is a replica Dutch Barge built to order by Pickwell and Arnold in 2004, it is 58 feet x 12 feet and weighs about 40 tons.  It has a 90hp Ford diesel engine, 5500 litre tanks and 2250 lt fuel tanks and Kabola central heating.

Andy has for many years wanted to live on a canal boat but Wendy his 'better  half' made a stipulation that only if it was a wide beam she would agree and so four years ago they moved onto Travis.  

To quote Andy again  "Travis is a good solid boat and we love living on it"


This is a close up of the model, it is an LGB 0-4-0 StLB Stainz Steam and the catalogue number is 21211, livery period 1892.

So who said that you can't have a G scale layout on a boat?

First Publishes 06/05/2009

Garden Railway