Tumble Down Falls

JimmyB

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An initial start has been made of the extension, a concrete pad where the point is going and the point fitted. This allowed me to make some minor adjustments to the gradient in that area, it is amazing what difference a few millimetres height over a foot length (I know i am mixing my units :)) can make. Smoothed out the area and a much smoother run.

The concrete pad, before the concrete had fully set, I had time to ensure this was laterally level, and about 1:40 gradient

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The point fitted and tested, and the forward route planned (the thermalite block isn't fixed, just a temporary home :))

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An initial start has been made of the extension, a concrete pad where the point is going and the point fitted. This allowed me to make some minor adjustments to the gradient in that area, it is amazing what difference a few millimetres height over a foot length (I know i am mixing my units :)) can make. Smoothed out the area and a much smoother run.

The concrete pad, before the concrete had fully set, I had time to ensure this was laterally level, and about 1:40 gradient

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The point fitted and tested, and the forward route planned (the thermalite block isn't fixed, just a temporary home :))

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And yet another Garden Railway land grab commences, good luck with the work Jimmy. Sure it will all go to plan.
 

JimmyB

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Hah! No plan survives the first contact with reality!
But I also wish JimmyB well.
Chris, other than spurring off the phase one line the plan is fluid, so failures will be few and far between.
 
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JimmyB

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One of the stipulations for the railway from the domestic authority was the railway had to have a water feature, so a little nice weather and some finishing touches with a trainin the background.

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That bug-mauler looks impossibly clean :lipssealed::lipssealed:
 

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A while since I post here, over the weekend I have been "concreting" the floor of the shed area, thought the best thing to use was real concrete, will be interesting to see how it fairs.

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Looks great. It may be worth keeping a small implement close by, for scooping out grit from the sunken rails. I know this from experience!
 

dunnyrail

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Looks great. It may be worth keeping a small implement close by, for scooping out grit from the sunken rails. I know this from experience!
Indeed so, a few bits of wire a shovel and model fork looking looking like shed loose tools left around will supply something suitable.
 

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What an attractive railway, Jim. The stream is looking good and I do like the way you've bedded the tracks in ....

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JimmyB

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After further discussions with the domestic authority, agreement on the initial route and and sighting of the phase 2 "The Extension has been approved, and as s start, we have a Stainz and crane "making a break for it:



 

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After further discussions with the domestic authority, agreement on the initial route and and sighting of the phase 2 "The Extension has been approved, and as s start, we have a Stainz and crane "making a break for it:



Yup the lang grab progresses, will it ever end?
 

JimmyB

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Work has moved forward on Phase 2:

Paving is being used to support the rails, and this is where the Phase two extension starts:


The first "sod" is removed to make a start:


As this has to meet paving at the "other" end, I need to ensure I keep my levels, or at least do not have excessive gradient, this is less than 1:50 (2% (I think)):


Slabs down an a train to ensure it all runs smooth:
 

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If you have an iPhone there is a great app to measure gradients.,Carpenter. If not iPhone is there an alternative for other Smart Phones?