Ringbalin Light Railway

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Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by GAP » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:22 pm

I have been out of the G Scale scene for over a year as I prepared for, then eventually retired.
This involved moving interstate, so my old layout had to be pulled up and put into storage.
Finally settled in the new location so a new railway is born.
There are 2 divisions of the railway I called them the G & HO divisions.
The HO is indoors in my shed because in summer here work cannot be done outside unless its very early in the morning or in mid to late afternoon, because of the heat.
I started back in August 2019 but there was not much to show so I delayed posting.

I have written a blog about my railways and posted pictures of the progress made so far.
I have every intention to keep it up to date as I do things on them
Link to the blog is here if anybody is interested:

https://ringbalin-light-railway.blogspo ... -page.html

I will post some pictures on here as things progress but most pictures and descriptions will be on the blog.
Its a bit rough round the edges but I will smooth it up as I begin to learn/understand how to do things hope you enjoy reading it.

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Post by philipy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 am

Hi and welcome. I see you've been a member for quite a few years, but now that your railway is progressing, please keep us updated. A blog together with interaction on here are quite compatible, just take a look at Rik's 'Peckforton' input.

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by GAP » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:59 am

philipy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 am
Hi and welcome. I see you've been a member for quite a few years, but now that your railway is progressing, please keep us updated. A blog together with interaction on here are quite compatible, just take a look at Rik's 'Peckforton' input.
Rik is actually mentoring me on my blog so I think I am in good hands

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:15 am

Welcome to the wonderful world of retirement, Graeme, and also to the Blogosphere. Not so much mentoring as making an occasional suggestion. 🤔

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:36 am

Happy for you to promote your blogs, however, if you could also link the forum on your sites please as a courtesy.

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by GAP » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:15 pm

I will most certainly post a link as soon as I figure out how to do it.
I most likely will add a page detailing how I found information and got ideas on how to build my layouts.

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:19 pm

Hello!

I've just had a look at your blog - that's some very impressive construction you've got going on, it should be a great railway. The bridges look like they'll be a major feature... What sort of rolling stock will you be running?

Looking forward to seeing more,

Andrew.

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Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Post by GAP » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:16 pm

Andrew wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Hello!

I've just had a look at your blog - that's some very impressive construction you've got going on, it should be a great railway. The bridges look like they'll be a major feature... What sort of rolling stock will you be running?

Looking forward to seeing more,

Andrew.
The trestle is going to be the main feature, it has a dual purpose of changing level around a corner and a visual impact.
Another one is being considered that will be on the lower level and again around a curve but may not happen.
I am going to run a Bachmann 1:20.3 3 Truck Shay and a 2-8-0 Consolidation and some LGB locos, steam and diesel outline.
The theme is an isolated line hauling timber, general freight and sugar cane and sugar products.
The rolling stock is scratchbuilt wagons, flat cars, freight vans and boxcars.
There will be pictures on the blog in the future.

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