Seriously welcome to Garden modelling even if you have gone for electric.
The space is wondeful but don't fall into the trap of thinking as an indoor modeller. The foundations for your track are vitally important & need to solid & weatherproof. Also beware track joints which will cause all the problems that we discussed in the BUS topics if you are not very careful & do something to prevent them.
You will need a big soldering iron to solder to LGB track outside!
I thought that LGB did a very WHR type Garratt a couple of years ago for £2750 that was reviewed in the Sept 02 - Issue 97 - Garden Rail magazine. It is a NGG13 Class Garratt which is a development of the NGG11. If you are interested in Garratts try this which is generally 32mm but still of interest:
LGB points are generally reckoned to be good but there can be wear in the plastic parts around the frog which can cause derailments. It is also a very good idea to avoid all radius one track & points as some stuff - quite a lot actually - does not want to go around it & most just looks silly.
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