Makes a nice natural edge to the line, have done something similar in a Station but I like the concept of a possible derailment catcher and may try it in some vulnerable area’s. Just need some more from BnQ.This is an idea I am toying with to add a sort of backdrop to the line.
It is artificial turf and as there is only about 200-300mm between the line and the edge I want something to catch a train if it derails so it doesn't drop the 900mm to the ground.
The 2 lines in the foreground are the proposed railway station area.
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Those off cuts can come in useful in small places like the joint in the v of a point, also the tufts can be grouped up and housed in places to make odd tuftsof grass. Very useful stuff and everlasting in the Garden.The artificial turf bank has been completed.
I put down a wire netting frame for the turf to sit on.
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The turf was laid over the top of the timber and stapled to it the bottom is just held in by the weight of the turf, I did not glue it down so that water can drain through.
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I did a clearance trail with my widest loco (a Bachmann "Connie") and wagon and the loco only just brushes the turf in the narrowest place so I am happy the clearance will not be a problem. If it does become an issue I will trim the turf with scissors.
Those off cuts can come in useful in small places like the joint in the v of a point, also the tufts can be grouped up and housed in places to make odd tuftsof grass. Very useful stuff and everlasting in the Garden.
If you are talking about the bits in the background they are left overs from a landscape job around the swimming pool in my front yard, they are really quite large, in fact I use only one to do all the the backdrop. I still have a big storage tub of offcuts as well.