Tumble Down Falls

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
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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dunnyrail

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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

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
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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Rhinochugger

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

Paul M

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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.