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by FBGR
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
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Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Another panel of the road has been done. The original intension was to have a skew level crossing over the siding, but now the road has been bent round to go off the edge of the timber board and onto the plastic decking. DSCF5099_opt_b.jpg The plastic decking is somewhat lower than the timber deck, ...
by FBGR
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Sorry Ian, they don’t actually light up, and the wires are purely cosmetic.

I have enough trouble with doing the electrics on the locomotives.

J0hn
by FBGR
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Thank you Philip, The posts are made from 5mm thick foamboard, and the bottoms are reinforced with a 20mm panel pin (in a pilot hole). I have recently been using foamboard for post and rail fences, with 5 x 5 posts with panel pin up them, and these stay out and, so far, have come to no harm. For the...
by FBGR
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

I’ve just finished the varnishing of some lamp-posts (made from foamboard, plasticard and bits of electrical wire), which will be going to the Railway tomorrow. DSCF5005.jpg I’m not sure exactly where each one will be positioned yet, and if they should be left out or find a place for a box in the sh...
by FBGR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

After a short break, another bit was added today.
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The little shed was built in plasitcard as was the X sign and rail posts. Post and rail fence in foamboard.

J0hn
by FBGR
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

The road surface is Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast stuck to the abraded surface of the foamboard with Gorilla Wood Glue. After everything getting a coat of Halfords primer, it is painted black and then dry-brushed with dark grey, lastly everything gets a coat of Wilco Yacht Varnish (clear satin). J0hn
by FBGR
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

One side of the Level Crossing fixed in place today.
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The hot sun has caused some of the foamboard panels that were painted a dark colour to deform a little, but not a lot, and the odd extra screw here and there seems to hold most of the movement.

J0hn
by FBGR
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

4 July 2018

More panels of decking completed, slowly creeping to fill another area between the tracks. The Level Crossing is started to be laid out to fit in the remaining space. Opportunity was taken to refurbish (repaint) the station platforms.
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J0hn
by FBGR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

This week I have been able to complete the last bit of retaining wall abutment to the path (lift out) bridge. DSCF4862.jpg Also I took down the unfinnished boards for the next bit of decking re-covering to check on fit and levels. DSCF4863.jpg Also the station platform was now looking a bit shabby c...
by FBGR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Today, another Tuesday, another bit added.

The two very old panels in front of the Station building have been replaced.
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J0hn
by FBGR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

A few more things this time. The area in front of the station has been re-done. There are some new surfaces and effects – I have not done a road surface like this before, and the flowers came out better than I had feared. DSCF4845.jpg DSCF4849.jpg Also Another corner of the (lift out) path bridge (t...
by FBGR
Tue May 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Thank you bazzer42. The fence posts are foamboard, the rails are plasticard. I do put a plasicard dowel (about 1mm dia) in the connections, just for a bit of added strength. I tend to use no timber on anything now-a-days. The sleeper fence (page 8 27 March) was mostly foamboard, with just the ‘rails...
by FBGR
Tue May 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

I’ve not been keeping up with what has been happening on the FBGR for the past few weeks, so I’d better try and catch up. The remaining piece of the retaining wall has been made and fitted. DSCF4805.jpg It all looks a bit clinical at the moment, but hopefully it will look better when some more bits ...
by FBGR
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

New Half Bridge / Retaining walls fixed in position today.
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Having worked out how to fit these bits in, I am able to work out the length of the last bit of the retaining wall which I will now manufacture.

J0hn
by FBGR
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 150
Views: 21055

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Google “PVC foam board” brings up a few suppliers, including some offering standard sizes and the odd deal.

There are a couple of branded varieties, but check that it does say “PVC foam board”.

J0hn