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What to build in a pub garden?

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It would have been a good idea. 

 

The pub was due to re-open, after a major refurb, in early April.

 

I rather doubt now that it will ever happen. As ever, my timing has been wrong.

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39 minutes ago, Chris hndrsn said:

It used to be quite common for G Scale to be used overhead in stores and sometimes pubs and restaurants. The suggestion about opening “your” track to local enthusiast and clubs is a good one, as it brings customers, you never know your pub could become a must meet at site on weekends for garden railway enthusiasts. 

Paul Bocuse's restaurant at Gare de Brotteaux, L'Est,  had a G-scale railway encircling the dining room at something above head height; when we were there there was a derailment, which left a train hanging over the edge. It would have been far more interesting if he'd simply built the restaurant on the platform side of the station building. The line outside is a busy one.

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4 hours ago, Chris hndrsn said:

It used to be quite common for G Scale to be used overhead in stores and sometimes pubs and restaurants. The suggestion about opening “your” track to local enthusiast and clubs is a good one, as it brings customers, you never know your pub could become a must meet at site on weekends for garden railway enthusiasts. 

 

That is true enough, even if you made it dual gauge, 32mm and 45mm. It is probably a niche, in that (almost?) no-one else does that. The question will be, how much will the b***ers spend in your pub? Or, perhaps more relevant, how much will it attract others to the pub, for them to spend on some serious drinking/eating? It would very much depend on the organiser making it an inclusive event each month (or fortnight), something quite demanding of time and energy, aside from running the place.

 

Possibly something to ponder, whilst we await the permitted re-opening of our most sacred institutions......

Edited by Mike Storey

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