The Tumathorp railroad

Graffen

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Hi all!
I've been building a small garden railroad in G scale for over a year now.
Today I was finally able to test a locomotive on the track.

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It will be about 3.5 x 7 meters in a U-shape.
 

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Gizzy

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Welcome to the forum.

You are a brave man having your track close to the pond? Maybe you should install a retaining fence in case of any derailment.

But nicely done....
 
Graffen

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Welcome to the forum.

You are a brave man having your track close to the pond? Maybe you should install a retaining fence in case of any derailment.

But nicely done....
Maybe a low edge to keep the wheels in place.
The funny thing is that I usually build in HOn3, and even with the light weight of those, I've had almost no derailments.
The bridge will get real fences though.
 
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Welcome to the forum Griffin, it truly is a multinational gang now!
The railway is looking good, but as Gizzy says, a fence may be the next step!
 
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Welcome Graffen. Very nice setting for your railway. You say you have gone for a U shape layout. In general it's good to have a loop/circuit or reverse loops if you can so you can sit and watch trains.
 
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Graffen

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Welcome Graffen. Very nice setting for your railway. You say you have gone for a U shape layout. In general it's good to have a loop/circuit or reverse loops if you can so you can sit and watch trains.
Ah, the layout is U-shaped, but the track is a single track dog bone shaped like a U.
I will have two sidings also.
 
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The track on the far side of the pond will get a 6' long Warren truss bridge, and the nearest track will get a low edge plus a check rail to avoid derailments, just like the real railroads do.
My cars are also very heavy as I've used the AMRA weight guide for them.
It works as I have no inclines.
I wonder how many that has tall trestles that has derailments? It would be good to know how to avoid that as well, as I'm going to have a 2' high curved trestle on the other side.
 
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Graffen

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A long time ago, I modeled in 1:32 scale (Aster live steam), and those were much more prone to derail. The small flanges and stiff frames were mostly to blame I think...
The only car I have right now that is rather sensitive is the 4 wheel caboose.
The two truck caboose is rock solid in comparison.
A question though?
How sensitive is old analogue LGB locomotives regarding water?
 
Jasper

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Your locomotive as it emerges from the rock rift is an impressive sight.
 
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PhilP

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Welcome to the Forum! - An impressive start..

Best to avoid any stock going into the pond. :eek::nod: - There could be enough stored energy to cause damage to any electronics, and it takes a-g-e-s for a loco to dry-out completely..

Enjoy!
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