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'tis but the first step in a plan to extend the line across the street and encompass the entire neighbourhood :devil:
if it wasn't for the 'stilts' holding up next doors flat, I would seriously have considered a turning circle in the front garden, but I cant go around the stilts because it would mean going off my verge and onto the shared driveway.
 

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My new updated track plan.
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New track for the new siding arrived today whilst at work. So off to the garden centre for more ballast to lay it tomorrow. IMG_20210821_193031.jpg IMG_20210821_193041.jpg IMG_20210821_203556.jpg IMG_20210821_210819.jpg
 

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And...... Done! IMG_20210822_123254.jpg IMG_20210822_122858.jpg IMG_20210822_115435.jpg IMG_20210822_115407.jpg IMG_20210822_115027.jpg
 
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Super! The track embedded in the concrete looks really great. Shows there should be no limit to where the railway can go!
 
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if it wasn't for the 'stilts' holding up next doors flat, I would seriously have considered a turning circle in the front garden, but I cant go around the stilts because it would mean going off my verge and onto the shared driveway.
Hi Duncan - I had a similar problem as I too wanted to extend my railway from the back garden to the front. I couldn't go down one side of the house because of the boiler and the oil tank, the other side has a path between the garage and house and that wasn't practical. After spotting an air-brick in the wall and a little investigation I found it would be possible to take the railway under the house - so I did! It goes against all the normal rules for tunnels in our hobby; no longer than 2 arms-length long, easy access etc but I have a tunnel nearly 7 metres long and have had few mishaps in the ten years it has been in use. I have sufficient clearance for all my LGB locos and stock between the concrete foundations of the house and the joists that support the floor-boards, track is secured with alpine grit mixed with S.B.R bond (a bonding agent used in the building industry - it looks like PVA and dries clear) and tunnel portals have been fitted at either end.
I have followed your 'railway story' from the day you laid your first rails and I have enjoyed it very much - thank you.
Wistow Rail Rlwy.
 
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Hi Duncan - I had a similar problem as I too wanted to extend my railway from the back garden to the front. I couldn't go down one side of the house because of the boiler and the oil tank, the other side has a path between the garage and house and that wasn't practical. After spotting an air-brick in the wall and a little investigation I found it would be possible to take the railway under the house - so I did! It goes against all the normal rules for tunnels in our hobby; no longer than 2 arms-length long, easy access etc but I have a tunnel nearly 7 metres long and have had few mishaps in the ten years it has been in use. I have sufficient clearance for all my LGB locos and stock between the concrete foundations of the house and the joists that support the floor-boards, track is secured with alpine grit mixed with S.B.R bond (a bonding agent used in the building industry - it looks like PVA and dries clear) and tunnel portals have been fitted at either end.
I have followed your 'railway story' from the day you laid your first rails and I have enjoyed it very much - thank you.
Wistow Rail Rlwy.
Thanks very much for that, made happy reading. Unfortunately there's no air bricks in this vicinity. The weird thing is, every time I extend, I have thought, right thats it, there is actually nothing else can be changed. That was back in 2016 ish, and its unrecognisable.
 

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It's not upto date but, come for a ride around my railway. I need to do a new video taking in recent developments, as this took in most parts of the railway before the new siding.

 

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Adition of Buffers. Alpine Plants. Uncouplers, and a platform to give a better and easier running session when it comes to locomotive changes on the new siding.
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Local Service doing the rounds.....
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Little project after work, the adition of a station canopy. IMG_20210901_200945.jpg IMG_20210901_200940.jpg IMG_20210901_193124.jpg
 

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Rail Bus under cover, during a pending downpour. IMG_20210902_110655_edit_436835866708863.jpg IMG_20210902_110641.jpg IMG_20210902_110637.jpg
 

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Even the Schleich Horses that came with the canopy have found an inconvenient (to the railway) place to graze. Good job there is no regular timetabled service around this portion of the line. IMG_20210902_135643.jpg
 

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Busy afternoon today, making some new up to date videos of my line. You can view them on YouTube.


 

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And Garden City now has a Starter Signal. On the wrong side of the line for sighting reasons.
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