The Forest Railroad

scook

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Hi all,

im currently starting my 3rd railway as we moved house last year, I will document its building when progress is made, luckily the garden of our new house hasn’t been touched since it was built, the railway will be built in 4 sections, each side of the garden. Fences and plants will be sorted as we go.
i have started on the right hand side, this is where the US station and village will be. R5s will be used on the outside and R3 on the inside. Grey slabs will be used as the trackbed with bricks at the side when 4 tracks are required.
the track bed will eventually be edged with bricks to improve how it looks and help to keep the ballast in.

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above is a rough idea of the tracks, mainlines to the right and two container sidings to the left



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the grey bowel represents the US station building
 

Rhinochugger

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Hi all,

im currently starting my 3rd railway as we moved house last year, I will document its building when progress is made, luckily the garden of our new house hasn’t been touched since it was built, the railway will be built in 4 sections, each side of the garden. Fences and plants will be sorted as we go.
i have started on the right hand side, this is where the US station and village will be. R5s will be used on the outside and R3 on the inside. Grey slabs will be used as the trackbed with bricks at the side when 4 tracks are required.
the track bed will eventually be edged with bricks to improve how it looks and help to keep the ballast in.

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above is a rough idea of the tracks, mainlines to the right and two container sidings to the left



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the grey bowel represents the US station building
You've hit on one of my fetishes there. In the last picture, the inner loop does a double reverse curve on the first point of the station throat. Have you thought of swapping the RH and LH points over? I think it might give a smoother flow into the four-track area
 
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Gavin Sowry

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You've hit on one of my fetishes there. In the last picture, the inner loop does a double reverse curve on the first point of the station throat. Have you thought of swapping the RH and LH points over? I think it might give a smoother flow into the four-track area.
You've hit on one of my fetishes there. In the last picture, the inner loop does a double reverse curve on the first point of the station throat. Have you thought of swapping the RH and LH points over? I think it might give a smoother flow into the four-track area
 

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Some track has been permanently fixed down, the two main running lines are the tracks on the fence side, the wagons are on what will become a loop with the buffers at the end of the siding, the siding and loop will both be extended by about 4/5 feet, the outside running line will be US based so I will be using my aristo track where possible

hopefully be able to crack on with laying the slabs now BBCE23D7-E572-494A-82B9-F9D3CB7AE9CA.jpeg 149A5248-5A03-4088-9B38-0A37689E0D69.jpeg 16E436EC-333B-4DE0-A6B1-2A40C359E5DA.jpeg
 

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Bit more added, this will be finalised and then will enable me to figure out the track plan to get round the corner! D54D32A4-485E-451C-9948-4953EF10AAD3.jpeg F4A4A586-04BF-4CFD-865B-9C411ECB2363.jpeg
 
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The 2 main lines have made it around the corner, the 2 sidings will serve the timber works , hopefully move on to ballasting soon that will neaten up the appearance

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The timber works and loco shed have been placed in position, track will now be permanently fitted down, I have also sources some ballast and this area will be covered first 0D2C0FFF-42BB-46A5-A068-3FAF1D5D4A23.jpeg
 
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Some parts have been ballasted as well as details added to the timber yard 8D480641-4B2C-48A8-B9F8-7901FE86C197.jpeg 86E4A0F7-BDD6-4FA8-AE65-65B925C7FEB0.jpeg B0A2F8D9-ED9D-4F6F-818B-F6425504982B.jpeg E5E0E45B-F8FE-4F52-B9C6-063415796D1C.jpeg 117EF725-EB99-426F-B9CF-D3861907A958.jpeg
 
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Two bridge supports have been fixed in position, this will carry the American aristo track, I will be ordering a bridge for the inner main line soon

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