Take the train to Christmas delight at Armadale’s Pelham St


Kevin Bradney on his pedal-powered train. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d477592
Kevin Bradney on his pedal-powered train. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d477592

SQUEALS of laughter echo around Armadale’s Pelham Street as visitors enjoy a unique addition to Kevin Bradney’s Christmas lights display.

Decking out the front of his home in lights since the 1990s, Mr Bradney said he first had the idea to hand-build a pedal-powered rideable locomotive in 1997.

Sixteen years later, the miniature train is complete and is now taking visitors to his display on special rides across his front garden.

“For many years I’d planned for it to become something that I could use at Christmas time and this is the first time it will be used,” he said.

“The track is about 47m long from our mailbox to the back fence and although I’d made 14m of track from some steel flat bar back in the 1990s, the rest of it was salvaged from some scrap miniature railway early this year and repaired to a higher standard.

“People seem to enjoy having a ride through our Christmas lights display and I believe others should come to see our lights display for their enjoyment, plus experience what it’s like to take a mini train ride in a private residential property.”

The miniature railways is at 3 Pelham Street, Armadale from about 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Rides are a gold coin donation, which Mr Bradney said would be donated to charity.

Visit www.xmaslightstrail.com.au for other lights in the area.

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