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Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello all,

Well where do I start? My name is Julie and I live in West Wales nr Carmarthen. I am married to Dennis
I have always wanted to have a little model village in the garden, so last year I started to collect some houses that I saw with Cain Howley. Then Dennis helped to build some more buildings. :) But then I met Peter Butler and my whole way of thinking then changed to "I would love to have a garden railway to around my model houses".

Where was this all going to be in the garden changed over many times. Dennis said omg what are you doing, make your mind up. But being me, after deciding where the village and track are going to go, Guess What I changed my mind again and thought I need a shed first so my trains have a home.
After a lot of thought I have now ordered a shed 18 x12. Being delivered first week in December.

Got to work fast now, footings have to go down. So I ordered 2ton of Ballast and 12 bags cement. Digging done, levels done, today the mixer came out and all the products got used. Phew hard work but the foundation is now done. Next is the blockwork, Hopefully next week weather permitting as it rains a lot in Wales and a deadline with the arrival of the shed. I will put photo's up next time of how things progress.
Well all for now. Julie.
Oh forgot to say that when the railway is up and running it will be called the Merlins Castle Line, and my shed is going to be called Julie's Den.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Welcome aboard Julie, plenty of help and advice on here but with Grand Master Butler on hand you might not need it!

Adding photos is easy and we like photos....

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by philipy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:34 pm

Welcome, Julie.
You obviously don't let the grass grow under your feet, so we're looking forward to updates.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Dwayne » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:40 pm

Welcome to the forum. Definitely need pics.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:46 pm

Thank you for welcoming me to your world ha ha.

Yes you are right with Peter being on board, I have a lot to learn tho. but loving it.
Hope I will be able to post the pics over the weekend.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:57 pm

Welcome Julie.

Looking forward to the progress of your railway.

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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:59 pm

Welcome Julie, this is the place to be to share your experiences and receive all the advice and support you could ever need.
We all have to start somewhere but always remember it is your railway and should be made to serve your needs. There are no rules and no critics to prevent you doing what you want.
We do love pictures and this is the best time to share them right from the start.
The best things in life are free.... so why am I doing this?

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Big Jim » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:28 pm

Hello from another West Walien.
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by markoteal » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:21 pm

Welcome aboard Julie - sounds a fascinating project - like the others, be great see photos as things develop
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Soar Valley Light » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 pm

Hello Julie and welcome.

Blimey, that's some shed so I dare say it's some garden too. I'm really looking forward to seeing some pictures. Enjoy the forum, it's a real joy to have somewhere like this to share experiences and to offer and gather advice.

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Post by LNR » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:11 pm

Welcome from down here too Julie, yes that Butler fellow has a lot to answer for, thankfully! If Peter got you into this, you got the best start possible. Good luck with it all, I too can't wait for pictures.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:52 pm

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The site for new shed
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Trees to come down and a lot of clearing
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Site cleared
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Mixing going well
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Last mix of day
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Footings done

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Big Jim » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:55 pm

Nice to see a good start.
I love hard work, I could watch other people do it all day :D
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks Big Jim, had my workout so didn’t need to go to the gym :lol:

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:13 pm

Again, I am clearly missing a trick here with the other half helping or even doing all the railway work!

Love the space you have there to play...

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