The Wychbold and Stoke Prior Railway

kedwards

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You have pretty well turned those damp spots into French Drains. Line is moving on nicely, not long before you restart Thomas Vid production I guess.
Yes, Thomas videos have have been a little sparse since I moved house. I have written a couple of storyboards but don't want to film anything until I've done a lot more work on the railway. Hopefully Diesel will appear soon. I'm sure that when he teams up with Scruffey and Spiteful Brakevan their will be trouble.
 

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The station looks really great - the gentle curve along the platform works really well.
Looking forward to seeing it develop more!
 

kedwards

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The station looks really great - the gentle curve along the platform works really well.
Looking forward to seeing it develop more!
Thanks Curtis. In my opinion the best part of having a garden railway is the construction phase. I'm really enjoying planning and developing the railway.
 

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I've had very few opportunities to work on the railway this month. The only job I've managed to do is work on is the tunnel which I've made out of foam board.

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The tunnel in situ.

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I've poured concrete behind the tunnel walls.
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The concrete walls will support slabs which will carry the path to the woodland area beyond. Eventually the tunnel will be grassed over and the lawn profiled to match.
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I've
 
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PhilP

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That will be very photogenic..
I especially like the refuges,in the tunnel walls. :)

Mind you.. Caver, or not, even you will have problems accessing the tunnel if there is a derailment!
:giggle::giggle::giggle:
 

Jasper

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Those refuges to me look more like portals. I imagine them leading to some scary Hogwarts room.
 

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Regardless of the other comments I think it’s excellent :)
 

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Regardless of the other comments I think it’s excellent :)
Indeed so, just shows the varied and many uses that Foamboard can be used for. I have been building a Facade of Boston Lodge for my mate in Somerset out of the stuff.
 

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That will be very photogenic..
I especially like the refuges,in the tunnel walls. :)

Mind you.. Caver, or not, even you will have problems accessing the tunnel if there is a derailment!
:giggle::giggle::giggle:
Thank you.
I can reach the middle of the tunnel from either end, and besides my track laying is so good that I won't get any derailments. :D
 
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Thank you.
I can reach the middle of the tunnel from either end, and besides my track laying is so good that I won't get any derailments. :D
Careful, the gremlins have ears
 

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Thank you.
I can reach the middle of the tunnel from either end, and besides my track laying is so good that I won't get any derailments. :D
It’s not the track that will cause a derailment but those little beasties that like get in to more secluded areas. It really does look good.
 

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Just been catching up with progress. Looks like you are cracking on apace. Those retaining walls look brilliant as does the tunnel.

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