Linz Gstadt Bahn 2

AustrianNG

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Work has started today....


The old station......

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the new station under construction

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ge_rik

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AustrianNG

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Wot, no First Sod ceremony?

Rik

The turf is around the corner of the house Rik :)
It will be some time before I get there - got a spiral and a mountain to construct yet.
 
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mike

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The path, Looks like a lake at the side,nice effect Paul.
 
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Work has started today....


The old station......

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the new station under construction

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I love both station buildings.
And the whole detailed scene around the old station is great.

I Look forward to seeing the new station detailed.


Is the new station a replacement for the old one, or is it a new (additional) station at a different location?
cheers
peter
 
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Rhinochugger

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Great start :clap::clap:
 
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AustrianNG

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I love both station buildings.
And the whole detailed scene around the old station is great.

I Look forward to seeing the new station detailed.


Is the new station a replacement for the old one, or is it a new (additional) station at a different location?
cheers
peter

It’s a new building to replace the old one Peter.
another picture of the old layout....

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AustrianNG

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A little more progress earlier today. Always make your passing loops as long as you can !
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AustrianNG

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Okay. So I have a rudimentary circuit complete with spiral. Obviously lots to do but it helps if you have running possibilities. The gradient is around 1 in 24 up the spiral so anti clockwise running will be best as the other gradient is about 1 in 40.
I haven’t decided whether to use postcrete as ballast or gardeners grit.
probanly the postcrete as the grit will disappear down the crevices of the rocks.
Ofcourse this is only the start - there will be lots of add ins of all descriptions yet....... 46770837-64BE-4854-BD9B-BD0467D4CB9C.jpeg E86FD304-A008-443C-AB3A-7780C1D242BF.jpeg
 

JimmyB

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If you were to expand your spiral, to more of an oval this would reduce your gradient.
 

ge_rik

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If you were to expand your spiral, to more of an oval this would reduce your gradient.
My thinking as well. You've got plenty of space there, Paul.

Rik
 

AustrianNG

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I like my locos to work hard
But as I say if I run long trains anti clockwise and short trains clockwise, no worries.
 

AustrianNG

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You will also remember that on the original Linz Gstadt Bahn I had 1 in 24 gradients. The perfect excuse to double head trains. 2BB404D7-5AD5-47D2-8D78-04E43242A1E5.jpeg C9221ACD-9C43-4497-BD86-5E67E2977914.jpeg
 
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PhilP

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Thinking long-term...
I fear the track is a little close to the tree? - Or conversely, the tree is a little close to the track? :think::giggle:
 
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Yes Tree woukd be gone by now in my Garden, but he has a relatively new lady so gently gently paves the harmonious way.
 
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AustrianNG

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It’s all good guys. It will be at least 10-15 years before the tree gets a big enough girth. If it does, I will either cut it down or saw a gauge clearance curve into the trunk.
There are lots of possibilities in our garden for expansion.
I think a line into the shed via a securely gated tunnel mouth to provide rolling stock storage (so I don’t have to store the stock after every running session).
I am using a mix of Massoth rail clamps at all R3 points, usat track with the little Allen key bolts and LGB fishplates with LGB conductive grease on all joints. If I get a dry joint at any time I automatically replace with a Massoth rail clamp.
 

AustrianNG

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Me and Susan when we got married last September
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