Merlins Castle Line

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm

Wow! That's what you call progress :D That looks lovely, the Cain Howley buildings are nice.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:03 pm

Who's lurking under the railway in the first picture? Can't work out if it's a dog or a cat?

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:08 pm

She is one of a pair of Welsh Terriers, lovely, lively, friendly dogs with loads of energy. Railway installation consisted of fit one length of track, throw the ball... etc...
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by IanC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:24 pm

That's a very impressive railway and it's all come together nicely. It will give you many hours of pleasure and repay the effort many times over.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:25 am

Love the buildings Julie and now it’s all systems go for running your own locos. :thumbright:

Maybe an extension is on the horizon…. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 am

Lovely spot for the railway. Difficult to decide which background is real and which is photographic.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:32 am

That sloping site has given you the benefit of ground level and raised running. Enjoy adding detail to it, that's one of the better parts of this hobby, I feel.
Is the backdrop in the shed a picture of your local view, or a commercially available one? I quite fancy a photographic representation of my local view for just one part of my line.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 pm

The picture in the shed was bought from the well known auction site. Type in Tuscany landscape mural wallpaper and you should be able to find it. It just resembled the view behind the shed, so I was very pleased.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 am

Just Julie wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 pm
The picture in the shed was bought from the well known auction site. Type in Tuscany landscape mural wallpaper and you should be able to find it. It just resembled the view behind the shed, so I was very pleased.
Indeed. It looked a bit Preseli to me, hence my question 8) . Thanks for the info.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Andrew » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:07 pm

Great progress on what's going to be a really lovely line - congratulations!

Looking forward to seeing more progress soon,

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by SimonWood » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:52 pm

Just Julie wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Line is now up and running. locos are Peter,s having the maiden run. Buildings are Cain Howleys purchased from a retired gentleman. The journey has started to the future, thinking cap is now in overdrive :lol:
Hurray! Looking terrific, how satisfying to have trains running.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:28 pm

Met a friend the other day,, and he handed me a little package. Inside these beautiful turntable locking levers appeared. What a work of art. Amazing hand made. I haven’t fixed them to the turntable yet They were based on an American Narrow Gauge Railway.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:51 am

They are amazing Julie. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:12 am

Beautiful pieces of miniature engineering.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Big Jim » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:32 am

Splendid.

It is great to see another 16mm line in SW Wales.

Hopefully mine won't be too long in the starting.........
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