While participating in the LGB Tours 2011 Journey through North and East Germany, I discovered that some German towns and cities have so much civic pride that they even turn their manhole covers into works of art!
If you want something really unique on your garden railway layout, model one of these manhole covers. Don’t ask how big they were because they came in several sizes. If you are bursting out with artistic talent yourself, you might even design your own manhole cover! (If you are simply bursting out, however, it may be time for some exercise…)