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The Bricks finaly arrived the other day (well the other week i have been re sorting out how to post pictures, its sad getting old)
 
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And when does the brickie arrive or is that you? :)
 
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This is where i started from :-
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The Green Grass is now Brown BTW.

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Trying to sort out the basics in my head to reality

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The Brickie is me, but don’t look at the quality too closely please.
 
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Phase one slowly getting there, (the bridge is just plonked out of the way there)

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Thanks Clive.
I am slowly getting my hand in and getting the mix right its along time since i did any bricklaying. Its been so Hot recently i have only been doing one mix in the early morning.
 
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great stuff, some garden you have there!
 
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Thanks Clive.
I am slowly getting my hand in and getting the mix right its along time since i did any bricklaying. Its been so Hot recently i have only been doing one mix in the early morning.
I was building my pond in this heat, what I did was to plonk 3 Bricks in a Bucket of Water for a minute or two before laying them, helps massively for bonding. When I was doing the last one of the 3, 3 more went in the bucket..
 
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I guess the black poles are for some kind of gazebo or shelter if so excellent idea.
 
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I guess the black poles are for some kind of gazebo or shelter if so excellent idea.
Yes that’s right for Dave I got it for that purpose in France but never got around to using it. I should have put the cover on now with all this sun.

Peter
 
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great stuff, some garden you have there!
Thanks, the garden is about 1/3 the size of the garden we had in France so the railway this time will be about a 1/3 the size of the previous one.
 
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I managed to get one of the side walls completed today, before the heat and the bad back got to me. This is more like a Garden landscaping project the Garden railways at the moment but i am slowly getting there.


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Great progress
 
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I was building my pond in this heat, what I did was to plonk 3 Bricks in a Bucket of Water for a minute or two before laying them, helps massively for bonding. When I was doing the last one of the 3, 3 more went in the bucket..
You need a bigger bucket...

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They make 'em hard up t'north....

Darn-sarf, they just bob for apples!
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Can’t use all that water it hasn’t rained down these parts for two months.

(and the water company has so many leaky pipes, say no more)
 
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Got a few more bricks down today, still waiting for the rain but sadly nothing yet?
The problem is when it starts will it know when to stop; I still have a few more bricklaying days before me.
 
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After having a verey plesant day off yesterday attending a West Midlands G Scale Garden Meet I managed to get a few more bricks down and almost completed the front right Garden Planter. Well that’s what I say it is, it may have a train running through it also.
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