The track now goes around the back of the shed, simply because i was getting fed up of lifting the lawnmower over the raised railway.
Theres going to be a twin track tunnel mouth, to create visual interest and hide the future railway shed entrance. Thes also some loops going in, for those days when theres lots of trains to be run.
Here there will be a lift out bridge, and more scenic work, recent work has involved building the retaining wall and laying the concrete path.
On the other side of the garden, the main full length passing loops have been laid out. the running line is the right hand track, while the other 2 are for shunting. The concrete was laid as I hafd left over materials from a building project, and it also might act as a durable weed proof membrane.
More progress, and as usual the track plan ha changed again!
The end station has changed, and the start of a platform is in place, it needs levelling and laying properly,
And the terminus station throat has changed again, but Its going to stay this time, As its got all the needed features: Reversing siding- right of photo Station Pilot Siding- currently has a tracklaying wagon in Main running loop is R5 still Headshunt for train storage
The main runnining loop is the centre track in the photo
I`ve got more rocks and carried in the building some scenic mountains
And I`ve also started foam board modelling, results will be shown soon, but it`s lovely stuff to work with, very few trains have run due to the fact I`ve broke my ankle so in limited to indoor modelling at the moment!
I broke my ankle whilst paint balling, I just slipped in the mud whilst running to avoid enemy fire, But it does provide a nice chunk of modelling time, free from the pressures of attending to the needs of the real railway
Ah just do the physio mate. I broke mine right through and did it all and have no probs now. Amazing how hard you can push it. Mind you I had to have mine elevated as much as possible for weeks which screwed modelling for weeks. I chose not to have it pinned either which helps with not having long term twinges. We will have to make you tea boy when you're back on light duties.