Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:10 pm

Great shot CSL, keep em coming!

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 pm

Tom the blacksmith wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Great shot CSL, keep em coming!
Thank you!
Got to say that my habit of taking ground-level shots with minimal scale cues is a cause of constant puzzlement to non-garden railwayers who can't work out how large the models are...

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 am

Brilliant photo again, I do love the way you capture the moment with your locos.
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 am
Brilliant photo again, I do love the way you capture the moment with your locos.
Thank you so much. The surroundings of the railway have got rather wild compared to some gardens shown in this forum, but that has its benefits sometimes.

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:11 am

CSL wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 am
FWLR wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 am
Brilliant photo again, I do love the way you capture the moment with your locos.
Thank you so much. The surroundings of the railway have got rather wild compared to some gardens shown in this forum, but that has its benefits sometimes.
It sure does, I think the way it blends in looking like the real thing, is brilliant.
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 am

Great shots. Very reminiscent of rural narrow gauge railways of yesteryear.

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Top marks, that is a lovely little line you have there and an excellent expanse that Garden Railways don't need to be complicated nor labour intensive. It's just perfect for the stock you have.

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:51 pm

Thank you all for your comments.

Well, it's exactly a year since I posted for the first time, so let's make a year-on comparison...

Oh dear!
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It doesn't help when the lawnmower breaks... (Also not an operating day, so buildings, station furniture and figures haven't come out.)

Still, it's a bit better than it was nine days ago!
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:11 pm

Oh I remember those days of not playing trains a few days due to the rain and coming back to find the set of Apocalypse Now taking over the line.

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:49 am

Shows how quickly the garden will take back what's hers if we don't keep on top, hey....
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:17 pm

Any advice for construction of the Northcastle extension gratefully received!

I have started threads in the Help and Advice subforum:

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:18 pm
A great little line is a quiet corner of the garden.

I like the raised curve section. I bet that makes a nice viewing area sitting on the grass as the sun goes down.
And fifteen months on from that comment being made, we've actually managed to move a shed and enable that to happen!
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:34 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by philipy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:54 pm

CSL wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 pm
tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:18 pm
A great little line is a quiet corner of the garden.

I like the raised curve section. I bet that makes a nice viewing area sitting on the grass as the sun goes down.
And fifteen months on from that comment being made, we've actually managed to move a shed and enable that to happen!
Lovely view...all just in time for the bad weather arriving! :D

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 pm

philipy wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Lovely view...all just in time for the bad weather arriving! :D
True. Then again, there's been virtually no running this summer anyway - no time after work and family!

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