Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:39 pm

Some nice shots of your line there, I like all the planting (something my railway lacks as it is raised).

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:31 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Some nice shots of your line there, I like all the planting (something my railway lacks as it is raised).
Thank you!

Clearly the photographic trickery to disguise the state of the garden is working! Then again, as per my first post of this thread, I did set out to integrate railway and landscape - and nature does get messy in real life as in miniature.

I do rather like the moss colonising the trackbed - gives that impression of decay...

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:09 pm

The first track run of 2019 for the Bertie. New ghostly crew members fresh from the Midlands Garden Rail Show looking good in blur-o-vision!
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:09 pm

Looking good CSL, keep them coming :thumbup:

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:31 pm

A brief but tantalising conversation about an extension over last weekend. Don't watch this space, though - it won't be quick to materialise!

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:22 pm

I think you've already made massive progress from the sound of it, getting planning permission is hard work :thumbup:
Look forward to seeing the ideas.
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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am

CSL wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:31 pm
A brief but tantalising conversation about an extension over last weekend. Don't watch this space, though - it won't be quick to materialise!
Ooh, interesting... I really like the neat and compact character of your line, but an extension's always an exciting prospect...

Most of my planned extensions fail to materialise, and that's probably a good thing - in one imaginary version of an extended (WH)WHR the whole of the lawn is taken up with Beddgelert style S-bends...

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:12 pm

Andrew wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
Ooh, interesting... I really like the neat and compact character of your line, but an extension's always an exciting prospect...

Most of my planned extensions fail to materialise, and that's probably a good thing - in one imaginary version of an extended (WH)WHR the whole of the lawn is taken up with Beddgelert style S-bends..
Ha ha! Actually there is a bit a that kind risk to a bit of the grassed area, which may not be sensible in the final reckoning. The concept is the same as mentioned in passing before and is about the only practical one, but definitely compromises at least one of the principles I listed in post 1 in a fairly significant way.

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:46 pm

Well, I have invested in... some Wood Valley Works curve templates.
A journey starts with a single step, and all that.
(No doubt the existing curves will be revealed to be distinctly uneven when checked!)

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Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Post by CSL » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:08 pm

... And now the critical sets of points are on order.
Bank holidays are truly slippery-slope time.

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