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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:25 pm
by Hydrostatic Dazza
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:45 am
Your soil looks very sandy. Should drain well.... :thumbup:

Rik
This is fine decomposed granite, it packs down hard just by walking on it and so often used for walking trails here. It will provide a stable bed for the concrete track bed, but we will scrape it out where we need some depth for the garden soil.

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:27 pm
by Hydrostatic Dazza
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:58 am
Andrew wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:43 am
philipy wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am
That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!
There are rumours of a tunnel.

A very long tunnel...
A very long vertical tunnel..

R
We could tap into the thermal energy down there........

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:03 pm
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Had to get another 1/2 cubic meter of decomposed graniteto finish and give a bed for the form work/ boxing. Later it will be caved out and the plan is a shallow valley and heavily forested area in the corner.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:20 am
by FWLR
Looking nice that Dazza. :thumbright:

Yes you will be in MAM’s good books when you have it done and she can get her green fingers in it :D :D

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:42 pm
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Captain Plod just had to lay some track down to get an idea of what is planned.
The far end will continue on behind the back of the shelter awning to a separate steaming bay area to remove congestion in the narrow walkway, but that is a project for next year.
No work will be done this weekend as Plod is off to Gympie to be let loose driving at the Mary Valley Rattler.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:39 pm
by Peter Butler
Rapid progress.... no holding you back now!

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:52 am
by ge_rik
Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:42 pm

No work will be done this weekend as Plod is off to Gympie to be let loose driving at the Mary Valley Rattler.
Just watched that on the most scenic railway journeys which followed the Queenslander (or whatever it's now called)

Rik