The Laverstock Garden Bahn

simon@mgr

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a98087

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Hers the latest batch of photos showing things that have happened since my last update
Basically I’ve ran trains, one was battery manual control and the other radio control,
Was eventful as you had to keep a close eye on both trains, and make sure they didn’t crash or derail!!

It was also a chance to test out my modified Bachmann coaches and see how they looked out in the daylight

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These two pictures show the progress of a small track powered extension I’m adding, so far it’s take a about 6 weeks, but hoping soon to fire up the cement mixer and finish the mountains, and then finish the trackwork, as this small extension includes a reverser loop, triangle for turning trains and storage sidings



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Gizzy

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That whizzy cranks looks good in Engineer's grey livery....
 
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Just a few more recent pictures as things slowly warm up,

It also means any finished winter projects can come out for some testing

Over the winter I bought a playmobil church, it looks good and is a lot cheaper than the piko option

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Just need to sort out the weeds- there are rails under there!

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Testing out a newquida bogie van conversion, it’s a van with the bottom 2 rows of planks removed, and then mounted on a flat wagon

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And a new purchase, all converted to dc and hauling a van train
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dunnyrail

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Just a few more recent pictures as things slowly warm up,

It also means any finished winter projects can come out for some testing

Over the winter I bought a playmobil church, it looks good and is a lot cheaper than the piko option

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Just need to sort out the weeds- there are rails under there!

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Testing out a newquida bogie van conversion, it’s a van with the bottom 2 rows of planks removed, and then mounted on a flat wagon

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And a new purchase, all converted to dc and hauling a van train
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Is there any track in that undergrowth in front of Stainz? If so certainly jungleified over the Spring / Winter.
 
a98087

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Feel photos of recent running sessions,

And finally managed to paint and test the lgb 3062 coaches, means I now have a passenger vehicle with a guard and parcel accommodation

Just need to finish the glazing

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Dan
 
ge_rik

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Just been catching up with this thread. Interesting to see how the line has evolved and is continuing to develop. Good to see plenty of photos of running sessions. You're clearly getting a lot of enjoyment from your line. I see you're moving over more to battery power. Certainly a move I've not regretted. Interesting developments in goods stock as well.

Rik
 
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Thanks for the compliments, I’ve got at least one more interesting freight vehicle planned, just need a find a doner vehicle or 2.
Here’s a few pictures showing latest developments,
The small scenic loop is progressing, I’ve weeded it and then put down a concrete weed membrane, just need to finish track laying and then put down artificial grass and a fence
Went for concrete has a had some cement that needed using and also a nice smooth sub surface helps with running
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Another view, just needs track finishing and ballasting
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A view showing the complicated junction set up, there is a turning triangle, 2 return loops, hidden siding and a running loop all in one!

It’s a good job I run battery

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