Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Thu May 16, 2019 7:21 am

Great to see your line again Peter. Looking forward to seeing more builds and even more of your line. :thumbright:

Has you say Peter,

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Because you love Garden Railways maybe...... :scratch: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 16, 2019 7:34 am

Really great views of your townscape, Peter. You have the artist's knack of good composition. How have the town drains worked over the winter?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Thu May 16, 2019 8:25 am

Peter, you have probably been asked before, but can you please tell me which type of SBR you use. I have seen 501,503 and various others. I want to use it at some point on our line and I don't want to get the wrong one.

I am not wanting to get Anne's wraf again for buying the wrong stuff.......
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by SimonWood » Thu May 16, 2019 9:02 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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The weather has been wonderful for a number of days now and I took the opportunity to set out all of my structures and accessories which have been in the shed over winter. A few recent additions have been made and it is such a great feeling to see them all out again after such a long time.
Amazing photos Peter. From that angle, and with detail such as the vehicles and miniature plants I really had to check these weren't photos of full size scenes, even though I recognised the buildings as your own! Also it's amazing how the trees in the background blend in, just as if they're a bit nearer (rather than 19x over scale!)

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by IanC » Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 am

As others have said Peter, fantastic modelling. The photography is good too.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu May 16, 2019 1:04 pm

FWLR wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:25 am
Peter, you have probably been asked before, but can you please tell me which type of SBR you use.
Rod, I use 503 Premium which is advertised in a yellow container. I don't recall seeing other types but they should all do much the same thing.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Thu May 16, 2019 1:19 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Peter, you have probably been asked before, but can you please tell me which type of SBR you use.
Rod, I use 503 Premium which is advertised in a yellow container. I don't recall seeing other types but they should all do much the same thing.
I've been using the Cementone product, but that ran out a couple of weeks ago and I bought the Everbuild 503 Premium simply because it was the cheapest I could find at the time. I've used both on a section of track and there appears to be no difference now that it's all dried.

There is an Everbuild 501 PVA Bond, which isn't the same thing at all, being PVA not SBR.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu May 16, 2019 8:34 pm

Oh dear..... I think this garden railway bug has infected me after all. Today I had a most welcome visit by Dennis and Julie with her marvellous Merlin Mayflower and I found myself playing trains both during their stay and after they had left. This is something I don't normally do and I might be seeking counselling if it continues?
The weather was slightly cooler than recently but bright and sunny which made it a real pleasure, it was a treat to see the Merlin hauling a train of my coaches, which it did with ease, and ran so smoothly for a heritage loco with single 'stick' controller.....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by jim@NAL » Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 am

Looking bloody brilliant.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Fri May 17, 2019 7:35 am

The vegetation infilling is really adding to the effect now. Especially the big clump behind the phone box in this second picture. :D

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Fri May 17, 2019 8:39 am

Thanks Peter and Phillip for your replies on the SBR... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Peter what a wonderful day you looked to have had and the Merlin sure is a beautiful looking loco.

Your line is looking great again and I am extremely jealous, :mrgreen: I think it's the first time I have seen the crossing. Those gates do look good and weathered with the rust and all...

We must at some point in our trips come and see you both......Anne would be amazed at what you have done. She is getting more and more into it....Bless her.. :queen:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Fri May 17, 2019 1:13 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:34 am
How have the town drains worked over the winter?

Rik
Hi Rik,
sorry for the delay in replying to your question, I seem to have been inundated with visitors since getting my railway 'dressed' again.
The answer is that they coped admirably, there is one small area where a slight dip in the roadway escaped my attention but elsewhere it is perfectly clear. Recently I removed the drain covers to check inside the pipework, the only thing I discovered was some dust settlement where the covers sit on their support, otherwise the pipes were doing their job.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:13 pm

small area where a slight dip in the roadway escaped my attention
Glad to see your local council highways dept is no better than anywhere else! :lol:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Fri May 17, 2019 5:17 pm

Those photos are wonderful! With your railway looking that good it's hardly surprising you've been inundated with visitors...

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