The Laverstock Garden Bahn

a98087

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Hi all

As a regular visitor and infrequent poster, I thought it was about time I would post up a few photos and start a thread showing my railway as I start to build it.

Its a 16 by 8 foot setup, with a 2 loops of r2 curves, and a terminus station, and rolling stock is simply whatever I feel like running on the day. :clap:

The plywood bridge in the photos will eventually be made in to a nice feature bridge, but to get trains running a temporay measure was needed


Heres the photos:
Goods train leaving the terminus station, and passing the as yet unfinished crossing,

Short Freight
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Short freight again
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Finished crossover and station area in background

Lyn with some ore cars

Lyn posing agin


Dan
 
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bobg

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Well done Dan,

Loadsa potential there, and looks like room for a land-grab at a later date as well.:clap::clap:
 

Don Gilham

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Looks good to me Dan :clap:
 

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Nice railway Dan!

I especially like this junction for some strange reason.... :clap:

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garrymartin

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Thats a promising start:clap: Lyn looks well with that train of gondolas, keep us updated Dan.
 

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Gizzy said:
Nice railway Dan!

I especially like this junction for some strange reason.... :clap:

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Same here - it's a nice pattern of lines and curves.
 

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Cool. keep us updated
 

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playmofire said:
Gizzy said:
Nice railway Dan!
I especially like this junction for some strange reason.... :clap:
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Same here - it's a nice pattern of lines and curves.

I'll third that, looks very "right' some how, especially as i like shunting
trucks around my layout :D:D

Nice balast as well, where did you source it from, would love to see more
pic's as it weathers in over time (excuse for more pic's) :clap:
 

a98087

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The ballast is horticultural grit from the local garen gentre, and I shall be keeping you updated as, plans have already started for a land grab and also a bigger more complex junction :clap:
 

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a98087 said:
I shall be keeping you updated as, plans have already started for a land grab and also a bigger more complex junction :clap:

Excellent!

I like complex junctions....
 

a98087

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

This thread may have been ignored for a month but progress has been made, and as always plans have changed,

The main thing is that what was going to be a feature bridge and in previous posts was a sheet of ply- has been removed and replaced with the same construction as the rest of the line, This was done solely to get trains running quicker and me deciding that bridges can wait, its more important to have trains running:D


Also the complex junction has been updated and now has another line running through it, SO the 4 lines are the 2 running loops and the starting of a big r3 loop aroung the garden :D
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And the photos show the luxury passenger coaches having a run
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Oh and solely because I wanted a black stainz, one was purchased and then promptly dismantled ready for painting, Its amazing just how many bits, and how much wiring is in one small stainz
 
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Philbahn

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

At least you have made a very good start and look at the room for expansion:clap::clap::clap:

I also like the junction
 

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Like it. That's a rather interesting set of point work. At first I thought it was a conventional double junction, but it isn't. Fascinating! :clap:
Dumb question number 346: why not have just the track with the single diamond crossing, then a simple crossover on the two inner loops? Enables all the same moves, but saves two diamond crossings?
 

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To answer whatlep, i have gone for that arrangement as it means that both loops are independent of each other, and in theory I could take a train of either loop into the station without having to stop the train on the the other loop.

My other idea is to make the 2 loops into a figure of 8, using a r3 crossing and 4 1/2 r3 curves, I will post up a picture at some point of what I mean
 

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It's looking good, and nice to see some more Playmobil stock running.
 

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A new and as yet un-named garden railway

More progress has been made to day, The most of the insulated rail joiners have been installed, and some supplies have been acquired ready for the construction of the control panel.

The only components left to acquire are the actul panel/ project box itself and the switches.

Also the lines first repainted loco has emerged from the paintshop, Its awaiting transfers but it looks very smart its its new colours,
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This photo shows the current station track layout, and the proposed future extensions
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Red is the branch line to the shed
Green is the loop that will go around the whole edge of the lawn,
Blue is the other end of the loop around the lawn
Purple is the control panel location
and white and black rectangle is the as yet unbuilt platform

For the time being the red and green lines will be joined to form a round run loop and the blue will just be a siding
Dan
 

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

i have a "proper"unused plastic box panel thingy not that big proberly the panel is 6" x 12" and it slopes it clearly is a proper model railway thing ... no holes in the panel il get a photo of it you can have it if its of any use
Tony
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its 16" x 9" the panels are 14" x 5" and the top one is 14" x 3"
it wont be water proof
 

a98087

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

Had a slight play and testing session in the sun today, and the end result has been yet another remodelling of the main junction- but it no has lots more flexibilty and looks better- I think:D
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Progress was slowed somewhat as I had already started adding insulated rail joiners so I had to make sure that there were all correctly repositioned.


And finally heres a nice view as the ex works black stainz passes the schoema diesel hauling a single van
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Looking good
Like the black Stainz,it's the new green :D
 

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Re:A new and as yet un-named garden railway

a great start, and your right, its important to get something running, keeps you keen"
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