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Live steam in Finland

A 1:8 scale live steam miniature railway at the Finnish Railway Museum in Hyvinkää.

The term live steam often refers to a model steam locomotive, or any other steam-operated model that is powered by steam produced by boiling water. Model scales can range from pocket-size to 1:2 scale. Ridable, large scale live steam railroading on a backyard railroad is an increasingly popular, but time-consuming and/or expensive hobby. Garden railways, in smaller scales, offer the excitement of real steam engines, but at lower cost, and in less space.

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