The Wychbold and Stoke Prior Railway

curtis

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Wow, that's looking fantastic. These are the concrete panels from GRS? I was considering a cutting for the future HSBA but was unsure how to make it work - now that I've seen this I'm sure I need to find a way!
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Wow, that's looking fantastic. These are the concrete panels from GRS? I was considering a cutting for the future HSBA but was unsure how to make it work - now that I've seen this I'm sure I need to find a way!
Thank you. They are indeed the GRS slate wall sections.
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Yes looking good i need to get a few viaduct pices from them sometime.
Hi Peter,
As you know the GRS concrete products are only available for collection. I phoned the shop and they offer a click and collect service. The stuff has to be ordered and paid for online and then you can arrange a date and time to pick up the goods up. As soon as it's within the guidelines to travel out of the local area on non-essential business I will drive down. No problem if you want me to pick up stuff for you at the same time.
Keith
 

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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Thanks everyone for your concern and especially for your suggestions.
The garden slopes down from right to left which means that when the track emerges from the cutting it will be on an embankment. Now that I've finished digging the cutting and added a drainage channel (which can be seen in front of the shed) I'm hoping that I've cured the flooding problem. The water should drain into the channel which will run alongside the embankment.
I've also got a post hole borer and I intend to drill a number of holes deep holes in the trackbed which I will fill with gravel.
I don't anticipate any problems now, but next winter will be the acid test.
Lay some weed control matting / terram / geotextile membrane over the top of the filled holes; ideally line them with it as well. It prevents fines washing into the interstices and will allow them to collect water for many years :):)
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Lay some weed control matting / terram / geotextile membrane over the top of the filled holes; ideally line them with it as well. It prevents fines washing into the interstices and will allow them to collect water for many years :):)
Top tip. Thanks, I will do this.
 

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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It's been a nice day today so I stopped work on the railway early and ran a train instead.

I don't think I've seen a vid of the Baguley Drewery in action before - cracker :clap::clap:
 

PhilP

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Nice video of how caves are formed, as well...
Was that the mouth of Gaping Gill (sp?) - a long time since I have been underground.. :think:
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Nice video of how caves are formed, as well...
Was that the mouth of Gaping Gill (sp?) - a long time since I have been underground.. :think:
Thanks. It's not Gaping Gill. The shaft is Alum Pot and the aerial view looking vertically down a pothole is Calf Holes. Both are in Yorkshire.
 

dunnyrail

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25 Oct 2009
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It's been a nice day today so I stopped work on the railway early and ran a train instead.

You may wish you had got on with some build judging by the forecast for today. Glad I never got seduced to play trains and got some garden tidying done. Bin day to day and it is now out for collection and it is full.
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Yes it does, what did you make the station platforms from?
The station platforms are just plywood templates to check clearances. I intend to make them from foam board.