The Laverstock Garden Bahn

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It’s been nice and sunny, so made the most of lockdown and ran some trains.

mot was also an excuse to test out a few recent purchase‘s

plus it was nice to see a good length grey freight train,
Also took the chance to run the van train well

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Latest progress, this lockdown and a change in working patterns has created a bit more time for garden railway work.

I ballasted part of the track near the church, and decided I needed a wall to separate the railway and church.

so cracked out the foam board and had a play, it’s not quite the standard of mr Duffy, but it’s look ok from a few feet away.

I’ve also started a goods yard, in the corner of the garden, it’s a convenient place to store my ever growing collection of freight stock.
Just need to decide if I want to go for postcrete ballast, to represent a hard standing for vehicles
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Been taking advantage of the sunshine, and ran trains,

was also a test new wagon purchases.

I’ve decided the shed is going to be a rail served warehouse, so will be Making a concrete hard standing for it in the next few days.

Then got to sort out the fencing and details etc

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Here a few pictures of recent progress,

theres now the start of concrete round the warehouse area.

and done a bit more work of the playmobil crane, and also the loco has been converted to run off a 3s lipo, using a own controller and dc step down transfer. Very easy to do and sound way more complex than it is

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A few photos of recent activity, mainly testing a few recently purchased wagons, and latest rc loco.


Ive Managed to squeeze a 3s 2.2ah battery and deltang gear into the Schoema, so it needed testing,
Will revisit it and some point and paint the switch and add lights

The u class had broken valve gear, So is being made into a tramway loco

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Latest photo/progress update
Trains ran, added the piko walls to round the goods shed,

To attach the plastic walls to the concrete, I drilled a hole, hammered in a m5 bolt, which is conveniently the right size for the walls towers to slot over.

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Had a quick test of recent purchases,

and also finished the windows holes for my row of houses.

Just to to order some windows and doors now and finish the hill behind the houses.

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As the weather has turned for the better and the sun is appearing decided to get out and run a recently purchased train.

The ore wagons were an impulse buy, but make they make a very nice rake, and will help improve the already substantial freight shifting service available.

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As the weather has turned for the better and the sun is appearing decided to get out and run a recently purchased train.

The ore wagons were an impulse buy, but make they make a very nice rake, and will help improve the already substantial freight shifting service available.

Dan
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We had a rake if those on the Ruschbahn, Andy made them look more European by removing most of the fiddly detail and putting a platform on either end.
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Latest update from the Laverstock garden bahn

A recent project has been the creation of storage sidings, with large radius points. This is nearly finished, juat need a few more track joiners.

As it was sunny, there a chance to test the loops and see what their capacity was.

also got the chance to test some recent acquisitions, as part of the varied rolling stock that is owned and operated by the railway.


Lots of wagons, means a busy yard, and justification to buy a dedicated shunting loco in the future
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The site of a future freight or oil depot, was tested for size to see if the newly purchased wagons would fit
They did!

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after testing the sidings the assorted vans were then hauled away ready for future use.
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Time for a Autumn update,

Trains have run, scenery has progressed slowly,
Lego buildings have been made and dismantled by me or weather- long story

So here’s some pictures which everybody loves.

The exchange sidings full of open wagons awaiting loading
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Another view, when it comes to choosing freight wagons, the policy is just buy wherever looks nice
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A mixed van train passing the station
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Side view of the banana vans
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Testing the length of a recently installed siding, it’s long enough, and can easily fit in 5 wagons without the loco.

Even made a short YouTube video of a recent running session


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