Pwll Dylluan Railway - Welsh NG in the mountains

mike

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It looks dam good ...
 
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dunnyrail

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Repaired, but the moles have already had another go
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Line of least resistance where Moles are the biggest issue might be to dig a few deepish Holes then support Gravel Boards on the resultant Concrete Pads as a new trackbed. Ballast held in place with Postcrete should make a fairly good sweepable track base. This will not stop them but will prevent subsidence as I do not think their holes run too deep. Perhaps an expert could guide us on this?
 
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AustrianNG

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Great photos Paul.
Love the aerial shot.
 
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PhilP

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That's 'cos you ain't using it!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Are your buildings resin, or gen-u-wine slate?
TIA
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owlpool

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That's 'cos you ain't using it!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Are your buildings resin, or gen-u-wine slate?
TIA
PhilP.
You're right
They are Cain Howley cast concrete, painted to look like slate. They're pretty sharp castings. Some were pre-painted, some I did myself. The viaduct came from him too
 
owlpool

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Oops repetition
 
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owlpool

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Welsh NG in the mountains. live steam
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PDR Preservation Society - loads of work done yesterday. Line clearance mainly after a long period of neglect. Dodgy track fettled, will need long term solutions. New top level tunnel entrance (GRS) installed. Electric diesel to test. 2 locos coaxed back into steam. Fun day.
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idlemarvel

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Nice. The slate fragments look just right in that setting. Are the dry-stone walls a resin cast?
 
owlpool

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Nice. The slate fragments look just right in that setting. Are the dry-stone walls a resin cast?
Thanks. The walls are concrete cast from Cain Howley. I did paint them a bit 5 yrs ago. But natural weathering has done more :)
 
tac foley

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Wales is the very best place to have a Welsh-themed NG line. I'd love to go back there to live...my grandfather was a carpenter from Yr Hob [Hope] near Wrexham. He and all his family were Welsh-speakers, and he is the one who told me that Wrexham general station was really called Gwr, just like it read on the signs.
 
owlpool

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Wales is the very best place to have a Welsh-themed NG line. I'd love to go back there to live...my grandfather was a carpenter from Yr Hob [Hope] near Wrexham. He and all his family were Welsh-speakers, and he is the one who told me that Wrexham general station was really called Gwr, just like it read on the signs.
I agree
Gwr sounds typical of the Welsh tongue in cheek approach to nicknames etc :)
 
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Ie, yn cytuno. Dyna un o'r pethau diddorol am yr iaith Gymraeg. Allwch chi wneud geiriau hawdd iawn, fel 'Penicilin'. Mae'n newid hawdd i'r Gymraeg, Pen-y-Silin. :)
 
David1226

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I agree
Gwr sounds typical of the Welsh tongue in cheek approach to nicknames etc :)
I have Welsh blood in my veins, albeit much diluted. Goldsworthy being a truly Cornish surname, most of my ancestors were born, lived and were buried in the St Austell area. My Great Grandfather was a Stanier (tin miner). When the Cornish tin industry collapsed he moved to South Wales where he became a Collier (coal miner). That is where my Grandfather was born (Goldsworthy minor). He married a Welsh girl from the Valleys. At some time both side of their extended families seem to have upped stumps and mover to North Surrey where my father and subsequently, me, were born. When I learnt to drive, it was in a Morris Minor (car).

David