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Author Topic: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge  (Read 16843 times)

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2015, 11:08:00 am »
When is the official opening Chris, I want to bring a party of pensioners down for a ride? There will be about 40 of us.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2015, 12:31:43 pm »
I know you want your garden railway to be realistic and I wondered whether it was you that caused railway chaos today at Swanley due to signalling problems,  perhaps you should give the signal back, be too big for your garden.   :)

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2015, 01:29:38 pm »
No, not me!!!  LOL  There has been chaos in London Bridge as well, but that wasn't me either.....yet!  :D

Here is a picture from two weekends ago.  Just tidying up some welds that I had just done....


When is the official opening Chris, I want to bring a party of pensioners down for a ride? There will be about 40 of us.


Not sure yet Malcolm.  Hoping for the Summer.  :)

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2015, 01:46:15 pm »
Do the authorities know you're using power tools, Tank? :worried: :P

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2015, 01:51:56 pm »
When's the spur going to be connected up to the Kenley line? It can't be more than a 20m stretch to get it connected!
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2015, 05:17:39 pm »

Not sure yet Malcolm.  Hoping for the Summer.  :)

Should that last part not be "Hoping for a summer"?  >:D

cheers John.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2015, 05:58:24 pm »
Do the authorities know you're using power tools, Tank? :worried: :P

Cheeky.....person!  LOL

When's the spur going to be connected up to the Kenley line? It can't be more than a 20m stretch to get it connected!

:D  It's close than that actually.  Behind that brick wall, there is about 5 metres to the track, so a bit of work and I can put in my own siding! 


Not sure yet Malcolm.  Hoping for the Summer.  :)

Should that last part not be "Hoping for a summer"?  >:D

cheers John.

Very true!  To be honest I hate the summer, I like the cold, so bring on the rain season!!!

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2015, 07:25:15 pm »
Well that's just as well, then, 'cos I can see you've left your car out in the weather   :D
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2015, 11:50:03 am »
Good to see I'm not the only one here the has British n gauge and 5 inch gauge. I have a Titan from Keith at pheonix locos. It runs great. I think I have added some photos of it here. It's our clubs birthday weekend bash with lots of visiting clubs. Your kids will love it. My zac is nix six and be gas been driving for 2 1/2 yrs most a mates big $25000 diesel loco
Keep up the pics
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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2015, 11:52:21 am »
Hi Tank :wave:

Hope you and the family are well :thumbsup: I was just wondering if you have any updates to the railway now that we have evening daylight back?

I was telling a work mate about your fabulous endeavours as he is Also sorting his garden. Any chance of some shed close ups to give him some inspiration?

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2015, 11:28:42 pm »
LOL....I notice you have the 'Hornets' out from the garage Tank, great hand tools Dewalt. Not sure about the red one your hiding behind your back though :hmmm: Now that wouldn't be one of those Sealey mig welders by any chance now would it? :D


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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2015, 10:50:54 am »
Owl - I've been working hard and have made progress on the curve with the two crossings.  I finished the concreting and brick work on Monday, and just need to tidy it up with an angle grinder.  I shall put some more pictures up soon.  Nice to hear that you've been telling your colleague about my project.  The shed is a right state now, as the paint is starting to peel in places after 5 years.

Mr Sprue -  You are quite right, a Sealey Mighty Mig. :thumbsup: :D  Great welders and a doddle to use with some practice.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2015, 10:52:24 am »
Good to see I'm not the only one here the has British n gauge and 5 inch gauge. I have a Titan from Keith at pheonix locos. It runs great. I think I have added some photos of it here. It's our clubs birthday weekend bash with lots of visiting clubs. Your kids will love it. My zac is nix six and be gas been driving for 2 1/2 yrs most a mates big $25000 diesel loco
Keep up the pics
Bart

What motor does the Titan have?  Mine is a little 120W, but it pulls a few people along.  I'm hoping it can cope with the gradient and super tight curves.  A lot of friction!!!

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2015, 08:57:40 pm »
Latest update!  I have concentrated on the crossing areas for many weeks.  I finally found time to create the concrete bases, brick work, and to finish it off.

First two pictures are of the bricks cut and put in place ready for the concrete.




Next two pictures show that the concrete is set and I used a wonderful disc on my angle grinder to 'polish' the bricks and concrete so that they are flat and level on top.  Dusty old job!




These are taken just after the hose got the dust off....




Tomorrow afternoon, I aim to start work on the raised wooden flower bed which will be between the two crossings and will hold a lot of the soil that I'd removed.

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Re: My Garden Railway - 5" Gauge
« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2015, 05:47:02 am »
Very neat looking job, Tank :thumbsup:
I see you'll be limiting trains to 3mph so hopefully no chance of a SPAD taking place :D

 

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