Tom Smith built around 50 miniature locomotive in his suburban garage between 1970 and 1993. Even within this rather niche world he’s little known, even though his designs went on to influence a generation. With this book we’ve set the record straight, tracking down rare photographs, and unearthing a few long-forgotten locomotives too.
As there is now such an interest in re-using Tom’s iconic designs, we’ve included plans and drawings wherever possible to assist with new builds.
If you want to build and operate an economical garden railway, this is the place to start!