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#26 andyram

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 16:52

Looking great. I will follow this thread with interest.
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 21:58

Been very busy lately so no time for my railway, hopefully I will able to get on now.


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#28 Bartb

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 16:42

 My railway edging is made of plastic trunking, and has warped in the sun and the high temperature. it is fouling the train and wagons along the edge, so I have had to change it to wood. I bought one piece to see how it goes, and I am pleased with the results. I don't need to do all the railway as most is in the shade or gets little sun. So I will get some more wood and finish it off. New edge.JPG DSC_1047.JPG DSC_1045.JPG DSC_1046.JPG  



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 18:21

Managed a run last week but have a problem, the Auto coach I purchased is having problems going around the 4' radius Curve in the shed. so Looks like I can only run goods on my Garden layout. I will have to have a think about this, and maybe consider building another layout with 6' radius curves.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 18:30

Or just get some vintage 4 wheel coaches

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 19:10

Managed a run last week but have a problem, the Auto coach I purchased is having problems going around the 4' radius Curve in the shed. so Looks like I can only run goods on my Garden layout. I will have to have a think about this, and maybe consider building another layout with 6' radius curves.

Youd probably get away with 5 1/2' curves but ideally 6' is minium. Many locos will go around 4', but anything hitched to them may suffer buffer-lock.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:07

It's been back to the drawing board, and I have made a 6' radius curve from plywood. So will construct a new garden Railway, going around part of my small garden.So here we go Garden Railway MK 2

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:05

It's been back to the drawing board, and I have made a 6' radius curve from plywood. So will construct a new garden Railway, going around part of my small garden.So here we go Garden Railway MK 2

Looking forward to seeing it progress, if you need you might be able to get down to 5'6" radii in a few places, w/o too many issues.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 19:59

I dug a trench under the board, and started putting in some piles. It will only be about 6" above the ground.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 20:03

Next part

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 21:21

Good progress!

Are you planning to put your rolling stock onto the track each time you operate the railway?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:39

Good progress!

Are you planning to put your rolling stock onto the track each time you operate the railway?

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Posted Yesterday, 18:41

managed a few more jobs over the weekend. Made a bridge, this part will lift out of the way so I can get the lawn mover through. Also worked out where the second curve will go.

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#39 CME and Bottlewasher

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Posted Today, 15:43

Great progress!

Ive been revisiting the bridge supports on my line. My garden isnt as level as yours! Lol!

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