Remodelling Bulkeley Station

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 am

This is garden railway modelling by stealth! Just a few square feet at a time.... she will hardly notice.
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:47 am

invicta280 wrote:
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This will be a lovely rustic station area. I do like the bridge, and is that a charming wee cottage I spy atop the rockery.
Not yet decided what to do with the extra bit of landscape. Maybe a goods shed or even a coal shed like they had at Blythburgh on the Southwold.

The cottage is a pottery model from Stanton Abbott. No longer trading as far as I can see.

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:49 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 am
This is garden railway modelling by stealth! Just a few square feet at a time.... she will hardly notice.
Actually, Linda is very tolerant as to my incursions. As long as she has access to her veg beds and greenhouse, she's quite happy. Mind you, she hasn't noticed that the raised veg beds just happen to be the same height as the railway raised beds. Pure coincidence, of course ;)

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by FWLR » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am

.....she hasn't noticed that the raised veg beds just happen to be the same height as the railway raised beds. Pure coincidence, of course ;)

.. :laughing3: :laughing3:

There was a brickworks in Longton where I used to live Rik. Unfortunately the works are now residential, with the clay pit now a Nature Reserve.

Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve.
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:30 am

I would be quite happy living next to a nature reserve rather than a brickworks Rod!

I wanted raised beds in my garden when I first started planning the now closed RWLR, however, it did not fit in with the 'planning committee' ideas. Next house, maybe...

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by FWLR » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:59 am

So do I Tom.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:05 pm

I've now finished widening the raised bed at Bulkeley reduce the precariousness of the siding at the front of the bed.
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More info on the landscaping here.......
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm

Whilst out walking the dogs, I couldn't help thinking about your current progress in railway construction.... here in West Wales we are in gentle breezes and light rain (I don't like to exaggerate!) courtesy of 'Dennis', whilst I picture you outside in shorts and sandals, with transmitter in one hand and sipping chilled beer from the other.
From the picture posted above it looks as though I was correct?
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 pm

Looks great Rik, the weather in Kent is awful at the moment.

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Whilst out walking the dogs, I couldn't help thinking about your current progress in railway construction.... here in West Wales we are in gentle breezes and light rain (I don't like to exaggerate!) courtesy of 'Dennis', whilst I picture you outside in shorts and sandals, with transmitter in one hand and sipping chilled beer from the other.
From the picture posted above it looks as though I was correct?
Ah! Not quite. You might notice the frost on the ground in a couple of pictures of the raised bed under construction - and Dennis is rearing his head as I write this.... :shock:

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by FWLR » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 am

I really do think you explain how to do a proper job on building retaining walls Rik. It's the same principle I would imagine to build any wall. Get the foundation right and you are half way there.

Thanks Rik for another build, brilliantly explained in your excellent Blog
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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 am

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I really do think you explain how to do a proper job on building retaining walls Rik. It's the same principle I would imagine to build any wall. Get the foundation right and you are half way there.

Thanks Rik for another build, brilliantly explained in your excellent Blog
Thanks Rod
I try to remember what I needed to find out when I started building my railway and then share what I've learned in case others need similar info. My dad taught me how to mix concrete and lay bricks when I was a teenager and I always think of him when doing jobs like this. I can still hear his voice if I put too much water into the mix - "Don't let the liquor get away!"

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by GAP » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:05 pm
I've now finished widening the raised bed at Bulkeley reduce the precariousness of the siding at the front of the bed.
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IMG_9772.JPG

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More info on the landscaping here.......
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... keley.html

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Looks good Rik Lots of possibilities for a new scene to be built on the newly acquired land.
Next step a bit more brick work to blend the 2 walls on the right hand end together this will remove that angle area that will cause an issue with the grooming of the lawn, unfortunately a bit of land will have to be sacrificed to do this.
That would be the excuse I would use for another land grab disguised as an improvement.

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 am

GAP wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Next step a bit more brick work to blend the 2 walls on the right hand end together this will remove that angle area that will cause an issue with the grooming of the lawn, unfortunately a bit of land will have to be sacrificed to do this.
That would be the excuse I would use for another land grab disguised as an improvement.
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Sounds like a good plan to me .......

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Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Post by GAP » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:23 am

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 am
GAP wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Next step a bit more brick work to blend the 2 walls on the right hand end together this will remove that angle area that will cause an issue with the grooming of the lawn, unfortunately a bit of land will have to be sacrificed to do this.
That would be the excuse I would use for another land grab disguised as an improvement.
:thumbup:
Sounds like a good plan to me .......

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So work starts next week then?

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