The Laverstock Garden Bahn

simon@mgr

simon@mgr

Aviation, model engineering & all things technical
Are they paw prints in the snow.
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
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

ECDDDD7C-41C2-4715-8199-7A2747C6A18D.jpeg
0B6A3614-6776-4890-8318-FC78C9D13469.jpeg
A2B456A0-6FF5-402E-AC1A-3FA0DEC03660.jpeg
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
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



FFC2482A-FF84-469A-B499-BAF0C060ABDC.jpeg
8CEF75C9-670F-4F4F-B5CE-1D7D1CD058B8.jpeg
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

A gentleman, a scholar, and a railway modeller....
26 Oct 2009
32,775
497
Cambridgeshire
www.gscalecentral.net
That whizzy cranks looks good in Engineer's grey livery....
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
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

F8FC613E-8DDA-4906-88B7-C894ACDA170D.jpeg

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

A50E2BBC-CEC9-4E5A-9AA0-4505BB364C34.jpeg


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

CABCF4CD-F331-42DE-A063-B45EF0C349CC.jpeg


And a new purchase, all converted to dc and hauling a van train
E9B595FD-4E58-460F-9580-D8CCC6261A35.jpeg
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
15,996
865
71
St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
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

View attachment 252023
Just need to sort out the weeds- there are rails under there!

View attachment 252024

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

View attachment 252025

And a new purchase, all converted to dc and hauling a van train
View attachment 252026
Is there any track in that undergrowth in front of Stainz? If so certainly jungleified over the Spring / Winter.
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
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

2C204853-0AE2-47B9-93A3-5B1E659ADF40.jpeg
82991296-F175-4A88-B893-5771CB3E2B1E.jpeg
632E9C48-D8C5-4E94-AF30-4EAC010BA003.jpeg


Dan
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,709
292
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
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
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
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
85EF8269-553E-410A-9FAE-943CF479125E.jpeg


Another view, just needs track finishing and ballasting
02639F79-BF3A-4E4E-B75D-188331D71690.jpeg


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

A0EA034A-3CD6-475F-9391-C2BF2F877577.jpeg
 
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
Another update before autumn and winter bring work to a halt.

I’ve placed a few rock along where the mountain/ cliff face will be, it’s one breeze block high, which gives enough clearance to drive trains under

So it’s going to be a mountain and train storage area

When the weathers better i will mortar it all together and sort out the buildings on top

It’s a work in progress but the track is a loop so I can run trains in the event it snows!!

6B5BF6D8-3E1E-4A8C-80DB-33F7001135C6.jpeg
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
24,668
933
Tamworth, Staffs.
Not with that brick just there, you can't! :p;)

Yes, time to find my 'oval' (grass needs cutting!) and put it away for the winter.. A few other items to put under cover as well.. Brrrr!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Clive Elesmore
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,562
60
32
Wiltshire
A few pictures from a bit of running in the winter sunshine,

it seemed an ideal chance to test a few winter projects,

mid you look carefully, all 3 of the vans are somehow modified from the standard

dan
5AF93C43-1701-478D-9910-2CCA04BC0EED.jpeg
869622E6-A22E-41AA-9841-781AD62D53C8.jpeg
EEFE91F1-D575-405E-9419-FC6BE5C7C4E1.jpeg
5F4D8140-B323-45F8-9798-386D195BF543.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: AustrianNG
Chris Vernell

Chris Vernell

... can Spring be far behind?
24 Oct 2009
4,778
433
73
Nepean, ON
What is that strange green stuff?
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
26,438
959
North West Norfolk
Grass - but don't try to smoke it :mask::mask:

We get it most of the year round, unlike some of the cooler places in the world :think::think:
 
PaulRhB

PaulRhB

Registered
I’m still recovering from Dan making the tea at work and doing a damn fine cuppa without smoking anything.
:rofl:
Usually we make the S&T a brew but it was a bit busy, chaos is the technical term, so while he waited for a block I delegated. Now I’m going to get him to practice more. He’d make a good G scale fireman as he shovels sugar in with abandon:devil:
 
Chris Vernell

Chris Vernell

... can Spring be far behind?
24 Oct 2009
4,778
433
73
Nepean, ON
Hang on.. Making notes here..
"Grass is not coool!" - Got it! o_O
I like grass. Come April, we may see some. By May, we may even be able to walk on it. Unless Ma Nature has a leaky bladder, as she did in 2019 :eek:.