First visitors to SaTR for 3 months

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First visitors to SaTR for 3 months

Post by gregh » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:33 am

FINALLY, I was able to have a couple of friends over to run trains.
The track had a few problems but we managed to have a great few hours, in perfect winter sunshine.
Here's a rather disjointed video.

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Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 am

Always great to see a video from your line Greg. Glad you have had a few friends πŸ‘¬ round for a much needed get together after such a long time cooped up.
Unfortunately Anne and I are in the vulnerable group, so no get together with anyone just yet 😞
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Post by gregh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 am

Inevitably the long period of inaction caused some track deterioration which came to light with the visitors.
So the next days were spent on some work.
Some track was out of gauge, so that was corrected.

The track on Lilyvale viaduct had, for some reason, developed a 'slant'. So it was leveled and reballasted. (For a while I thought the whole viaduct had shifted, but thankfully not.)
viaduct reballast sml.jpg

And the front aluminium railed siding at Melaleuca, which was already slated for repair, was replaced with brass rail reclaimed from Ti-tree.
before
rotten siding2.JPG

after.
mela new siding sml.jpg
The siding is on the right. Note how I reused an old swivelling turnout as the reverse curve onto the siding - it is not used as a turnout. I could have removed the straight rails, but I am lazy.
The bottom left turnout IS a 3-way swiveller.
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Post by ge_rik » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Those sleepers on the alu track sure looked well past their Best By date, Greg. How long has that section been in situ?

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Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 am

Looks really neat now.
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Post by gregh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:36 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Those sleepers on the alu track sure looked well past their Best By date, Greg. How long has that section been in situ?

Rik
They were installed June 2004, so 16 years. Treated pine. The sleeper at the top of pic is a different wood that I initially used and it lasted a lot longer.
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