Time to build a railway...but where?

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

Post by Andrew » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:33 am

I'm experiencing a strange sensation of genuinely wishing I was 3" tall so I could put down a deposit on a house in your village and move in...

It'll be a model village in both senses of the word - a miniature recreation but also model "in the sense of an ideal to which other developments could aspire"*, like Bournville, or Port Sunlight... Or Portmeirion maybe? If I do ever wake up one morning and find that my body has shrunk to the same scale to which my brain spends too much time working, I shall pack my inch-long suitcase and head west - although it may take me a while to walk there on miniature legs...

Keep up the good work, it's wonderful!

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

Post by jim@NAL » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:11 am

Looking all rather fantasic peter

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

Post by Big Jim » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am

pandsrowe wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:20 am
Not forgetting the necessary clearances and permission from the local council planning department. :P
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Just Julie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Brilliant Peter, :thumbright:

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

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:37 pm

I have to ask Peter, would you prefer to just build a model village as you seem more into this than railways?

It is all impressive either way.

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

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:47 pm

Interesting question Tom.... but no! Although I have taken a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from building my village it represents just part of the overall package. Whatever I do I like to do with passion and commitment and reach a standard I am happy with. In doing this project I have discovered new methods and materials and let you all know of my experience. Not everyone wishes to go to such lengths but there is always room for new ideas which others can adopt or adapt.
My concern is that before long my railway will be 'finished', something we all dread as I might just stop creating more features.
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Post by bazzer42 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Impressive stuff Mr B , can't wait for the next round of photos.

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

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 pm

The weather here was dreadful this morning but dried up with sunshine PM, so out came the paintbrush and an application of masonry white with acrylic tints was given to the wall sections. This is just a base coat to enhance the mortar courses, at least two further warm brown tones will be added to pick out the separate stones. Although I always use a kneeling pad the ground and foundations are hard on the old knees so I'm really looking forward to that!!!!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:57 am

Thanks for the overview pictures of the whole site - helps to see how all the bits will fit together. I don't envy you picking out all the indvidual stone blocks on the walls - not just punishing on the knees but the back as well I'd imagine. The map you hold in your head must be incredibly well detailed - I see you have aleady included the steps where alleyways and paths will go.

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

Post by FWLR » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 am

Are our railways ever “finished” Peter.
You have given so much inspiration not only to me, but to all that read your threads.So I/We all look forward to any build you do.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:38 pm

Are we going to have a grand opening Peter with beer wine etc looks seriously impressive

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

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:26 pm

When the railway was first running I did have an open day and club members, friends and local neighbours were invited. Looking back at the pictures now it is a surprise even to me to see how it has developed. I wonder if I would have taken on such a project if I had known where it would take me?
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:08 pm

I'm defanatly up for that looking great Peter and it's going to look ever better with age/time etc

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

Post by philipy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Looking back at the pictures now it is a surprise even to me to see how it has developed. I wonder if I would have taken on such a project if I had known where it would take me?
Magical mystery tour, Peter.
Surely that is a part of the pleasure, not knowing what is around the next corner?
As for what to do when it's finished, surely you have a couple of acres of land to play with???

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

Post by FWLR » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am

I would also love to see your brilliant line Peter. It somehow shows, with a little bit of imagination what can be achieved with garden railways.
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