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For any tunnels in the garden my personal suggestion would be to lay the track and then place bricks either side to a height above your wire height and then lay concrete slabs on top, then you could put any soil on top of that for planting.No, sans the tunnels. The street/rail combination is just so nice... I just might build myself such an area in my new layout. End of line..? Might want to study concrete and how it holds up in freezing temperatures...
The gradients are obviously not so much of an issue where trams are concerned - as in the 1:1 world - because there is much less load involved.I agree it is an amazing layout in that space, about 4m x 3m. I think if you did build that layout exactly the gradients would be quite challenging, about 1:12 I estimate.
PS nice to hear from you again Henri.
In Montreal, they ran trams on slopes that were steep even for cars. I believe it got a bit dodgy on winter ice.The gradients are obviously not so much of an issue where trams are concerned - as in the 1:1 world - because there is much less load involved.
The gradients on some of the London tram tunnels far exceeded railway gradients
I presume you mean to creat a tram rail effect. Did it many years ago with a short section on my old line in Luton. Had to do a job for the neighbour some 10 or more years after I had put the track down in the concrete and In spite of many changes in my old garden that bit of concreted in Track was still present as good as the day it had been laid. What I had done was to lay the track on a base of concrete and do the tram track effect at the same time with the same batch of concrete thus the complete lot was a good solid lot probably 2-3 inches deep.No, sans the tunnels. The street/rail combination is just so nice... I just might build myself such an area in my new layout. End of line..? Might want to study concrete and how it holds up in freezing temperatures...
I have been looking at tram vids on Youtube, and whatever scale they are in, the building detail usually seems to a very high standard. The buildings aren't just added on to fill in gaps they are a major feature, unlike some rail layouts with "token" buildings. Both approaches are fine, and it all depends on personal preference what buildings and how many you have, but I do like the atmosphere the tram layouts create, almost as good as a trip to Crich!Ran into these pictures on FB a while ago. They are just simply amazing... What a layout... This is so inspiring for my new layout! I just had to share these here. I think they’re from a German Magazine or book, I’m not sure. The poster on FB was not very informative about the source.
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If you look carefully at that bogie tram it is a cut and paste of possibly 2 LGB Trams which would make a slightly longer one thus having bogies would make an interesting variation.To me it looks like an artist rendering. For example, the bottom left tram... boogies? It looks excellent though.!!!