Hartlebury Valley Railway

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Hi please see pictures of my new railway beginning to take shape. Built on raised beds with reclaimed railway sleepers. There will be a 8ft x 12ft shed at the slabbed end and the double track mainline will complete the loop by running into and out of it. This will act as stock storage when not in use. I have created a tunnel through either side of the steps retaining walls and the track runs across a reconfigured step.
 
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Well done - looks like you'll have an excellent railway.
 
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More pictures as work progresses please.

Always remember without pictures it did not happen or does not exist. ;););)
 
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Hi please see pictures of my new railway beginning to take shape. Built on raised beds with reclaimed railway sleepers. There will be a 8ft x 12ft shed at the slabbed end and the double track mainline will complete the loop by running into and out of it. This will act as stock storage when not in use. I have created a tunnel through either side of the steps retaining walls and the track runs across a reconfigured step.
Wow so very neat to nicely match your new house. Will naturalise nicely with time. Only issue that I have is the step that could be a little tricky with two tracks. Yes I know that it is elephunt proof but would be nice if you could make it so that the tracks are in some sort of a grove. Possibly overlay the existing flags with thinner ones either side of the tracks? Thinking hats on guys n gals.
 
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Very nice Mark....
 
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Very smart !!!
 
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Wow so very neat to nicely match your new house. Will naturalise nicely with time. Only issue that I have is the step that could be a little tricky with two tracks. Yes I know that it is elephunt proof but would be nice if you could make it so that the tracks are in some sort of a grove. Possibly overlay the existing flags with thinner ones either side of the tracks? Thinking hats on guys n gals.
I have to agree with the wow, but also the tracks on the step, my other half can trip over anything, and either embedding the tracks or raising the surrounding areas may well help prevent any impending disaster.
 
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View attachment 238904 View attachment 238905 View attachment 238906 View attachment 238907 View attachment 238908 View attachment 238909 View attachment 238910 View attachment 238911 Hi please see pictures of my new railway beginning to take shape. Built on raised beds with reclaimed railway sleepers. There will be a 8ft x 12ft shed at the slabbed end and the double track mainline will complete the loop by running into and out of it. This will act as stock storage when not in use. I have created a tunnel through either side of the steps retaining walls and the track runs across a reconfigured step.
Well, that's a novel approach :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 
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Added more track and buildings plus more ballast. Need to get more ballast to finish off track. The double track where the steps are is recessed as the slab is in two, with the slab that the track is on being set lower by about 10mm. Once ballasted across the steps then they will pretty much be flush. Ballast over the steps will be mixed with cement products and applied dry and once set will be pretty solid. Then just waiting for shed in a couple of weeks!
 
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Here are the “before” pictures...
 
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Fantastic work! I like how you did the step. You can see the recess you mentioned in some of the closer pics. I may very well do something similar in the future of the LHRR.
 
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A few more pictures with some scenic rocks added and a few people and animals...
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Looks awesome! Do you have a photo of the stairs since laying ballast? I'm interested to see how they look.
 
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Looks awesome! Do you have a photo of the stairs since laying ballast? I'm interested to see how they look.
Will take a picture tomorrow for you as it’s dark now!
 
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Here you go some pictures of the completed and ballasted track over the steps
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