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Author Topic: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge  (Read 17964 times)

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 11:12:49 am »
Superb job on the fencing :thumbsup:
Shame some of your N gauge stuff has had to go, but I'm sure there's at least one other NSE enthusiast out there somewhere >:D
Keep the pics coming please

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2014, 11:14:01 am »
Nice work Chris, looking forward to more episodes. When will you be having an open day so we can all come and have a ride?  :D
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 11:34:51 am »
I see no reason why this should upset anyone as it is in the correct thread (well so far Paul has left it there  :D )

:P

That's because it's posted in the right place as you correctly stated ;)

Lovely fence :thumbsup:


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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2014, 02:01:45 pm »
Looks like its coming along a treat keep it up :thumbsup:

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2014, 03:35:44 am »
Super uber cool.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2014, 06:51:04 am »
Looks great. Always wanted a garden railway as my cousin had one when I was a kid.

Slightly smaller gauge but still great fun.

When we move and get a proper garden, might look into slowly (ie finance) doing one myself if allowed  :-\

He didn't have ballast so he could blow all the leaves off the line. Will you cement the ballast so the garden debris blows off easily?

Like the thread so yes please to updates.

Sorry about your n gauge sale.

Cheers weave.


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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2014, 09:33:59 pm »
Getting "Sorry you are not allowed to view.." errors for all the images on this one Tank ?
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2014, 09:41:35 pm »
Getting "Sorry you are not allowed to view.." errors for all the images on this one Tank ?

Very odd.  I've just switched to your permissions and I can see it just fine.   ???  I'll take a deeper look!

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2014, 09:42:06 pm »
Any better now Alan?


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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2014, 09:44:22 pm »
Fixed yes...

and if you aren't going to post followups here perhaps you could start a thread on rmweb  :help:
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2014, 09:46:26 pm »
Question:

How did you finally manage to bend the curve into the tracks??

It looks really good but hard work!
I'm glad you did an ARMY pallet van dedication but surprised you didn't do a network south east livery van instead!
Is the small shunted diesel fuel or battery powered?


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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2014, 09:47:33 pm »
 :laughabovepost:

I will post, but there is nothing worthwhile done yet.  The track is all welded together now (finished last week in fact), but I'm yet to start work on the track bed.  I'm working six days a week, so progress is slooooow!

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2014, 09:51:23 pm »
I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

If I had a garden a garden railway would be a must.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2014, 09:53:30 pm »
Question:

How did you finally manage to bend the curve into the tracks??

It looks really good but hard work!
I'm glad you did an ARMY pallet van dedication but surprised you didn't do a network south east livery van instead!
Is the small shunted diesel fuel or battery powered?

It was hard work bending the metal.  We found that the best way was to weld the lengths together and bend them around a tree!  Then once on the ground we pegged them out and welded together.  It's REALLY hard work, and to keep it in gauge was infuriating at times! :veryangry:  Still, almost there.  We have to grind the sleepers off of one part and redo the welds, as one rail is higher than the other which is on a bend.  Everything derails! :goggleeyes:

The Army pallet vans were great fun to build.  No, no NSE stock yet......who knows what the future holds!  ;)  :D

The loco is battery powered and uses a 120watt motor.  Quite a powerful little thing for it's size.  I'll get a video of it next year hopefully whizzing around.  :)

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2014, 09:59:37 pm »
You truly have a miniature railway in the back garden now (including signal box lol)
It's really good to see and I admire your dedication and hard work in building this.
Just do us all a favour DONT start the 5inch Gauge Forum (5iGF) in favour of the the NGF. Many of us rely on the NGF to keep ourselves sane and entertained!

All the best mate. :thumbsup:


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