REBIRTH OF FWLR

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REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 am

Well it’s been a long process this house move and not a lot really has gone on with our line at the new address, this heatwave :sunny: isn’t helping either, far too hot for us to go out in the garden. Although Anne has done her Fairy Gardens, (yes she has 2 now) :D :D for which our line gets it’s name from.

I have done scratch building and also got myself a few additions to the rolling stock, plus a wooden bridge, that does require some fettling, but we are happy with it, just in the process now of laying it out before it is fixed. Not too permanently I may add, because has most of you know we rent, so it’s a case of having to make our line removable. Which is not ideal, because there are some very impressive line’s out there, Like,

RWLR,
VALE OF FAIRWAY,
PINE HILL,

And of course the excellent line of Peter Butler’s, there are so many you need to look at them yourself. I have been able to get out this last few days, because the sun has been hiding and it’s been a lot cooler.

Here are just a couple of photo’s of the build, hope they have your approval,
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For some reason I can’t load one of the photos, funny really, because I have just taken this photos this morning…..strange….

Anyway, you can just see a point by the light in the last photo, that hopefully will be a branch off to Anne’s little Slate mine again, she does want to have her little Lister Loco on the line….

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Well managed to load the photo of the track showing the point, but I still can’t load another one i have just took at the same time….very strange.

Still not worrying about that now, won’t be doing any more until the heat fades a bit, looking like it’s going to be hot again today
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by bazzer42 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 am

Looking good Rod, like the fairy gardens. I'm under pressure to build something at the local playgroup where I'm Head of Finance and handyman!

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:04 pm

Great start Rod and Anne, well done. Love the bridge but you might need to protect it against the wet, just in case it ever rains again!
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by CSL » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 pm

Looks great.

Is the picture that won't load just over 500kB in file size? That might explain it.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Glad you are running trains again Rod, any kind of line will satisfy the live steam bug so it's better than nothing.

My railway was built in mind that it will need to be removed easily if and when we move house.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:05 am

The last picture is the one I took of all of them that morning. So I went out and took two more, one didn’t load again. So it’s not the file size, but not to worry, it will sort its self out.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:21 am

bazzer42 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 am
Looking good Rod, like the fairy gardens. I'm under pressure to build something at the local playgroup where I'm Head of Finance and handyman!
Well, Derek, after looking at the photos I took, Anne wasn’t to pleased that the Gnomes toilet was on its side and I hadn’t took a photo of the other garden as well, even though it is waiting for some Fairy’s to occupy it…. :lol:

So here are a couple more of them, the logs are from my older brother, who cut them for me for our other garden, for stepping stones because on one side of the garden was extremely wet, but we used those rubber sleeper things we bought from a Homebase that was closing down in Southport.

Hope you like them…
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:37 am

Don’t know if you have looked at the thread on Llanfair, but I am just wanting to let you know again how excited we are to be going to the show this September. We can’t wait to be having a little run out and possibly get to go on the Welshpool line has well as going to the show and hopefully seeing lots of friends I have made on the forum, I am especially hoping to see Peter Butler, because he is the person I bought my RH Billy off and from which I have had so much enjoyment and also because of buying it from him, I was able to go to steam ups and make even more friends.

Also Derek, aka bazzer42 if he is going, because without he’s enthusiasm on FB and he’s helpful and friendly advice I got from him, I maybe wouldn’t have got into 16mm has I have.

There are loads more members and others like ge_rik, lonsdaler, phillipy, people from the 16mm association groups I am in.

So it will be an exciting weekend we are looking forward to.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Mitch stack » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:45 am

Great progress rod! hope to see more soon.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:13 am

Thanks for all your kind words Rod, I am grateful and pleased you are enjoying your new found hobby. I will be at the Llanfair exhibition and will contact you personally with details. Looking forward to meeting you both too, as well as other Forum members.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Great to see you've made a start already, Rod. I'm sure you'll have your first train up and running in no time.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by bazzer42 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Llanfair is sounding like a family outing so perhaps I will make a bigger effort this year but something usually gets In the way. Being semi retired with two grandsons doesn't help especially when you see them more than your working wife....sore point

I know I have logs waiting for me at playgroup so thanks for more pictures Rod. Once the garden bug bites don't think it ever leaves completely. I may get a winter wane but enjoying it now.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:28 am

I know what you mean Derek about the grandsons, but with ours we don’t see them much nowadays. :(

You are correct about it looking like a Family outing too, I feel like you all are family in a way… :) :)
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Just Julie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Brilliant that you are now back on track, and the fairy's now have a new garden. Love it :sunny:

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by IanC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Good to see that you've been able to make a start on your railway so soon after moving in. At this rate you'll soon have trains running again.

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