Merlins Castle Line

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Peter Butler » Wed May 22, 2019 10:56 pm

Well done Julie (and Dennis!) you have moved forward in this beautiful weather, the pond is looking great.
The final picture shows what magnificent scenery we are lucky enough to live in...... can't help but be inspired.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 23, 2019 6:56 am

Wow! That looks like some serious civil engineering. Very impressive. Are they planting holes in the sides of the cliffs?

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by philipy » Thu May 23, 2019 7:16 am

Looking interesting. Can't wait to see how this develops. I can't quite see the relationship between the position of the filter box, the pond and, you mentioned a stream?

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu May 23, 2019 7:26 am

Look at that view!

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Thu May 23, 2019 8:17 am

Wow Julie and Dennis, you certainly don't do things by half. That will be some pond and stream. I don't think I will post anything about our "Little Pond" :lol: :lol:

And that view is amazing...Can I live there please.... :roll: :roll:
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Thu May 23, 2019 10:06 pm

The holes in the cliff are supposed to be for plants, but I have put two solar lamps there for now until I get some plants.
The photo of the filter box didn’t show the set up properly, I have taken some more pics of what it is like now, I think they will explain the set up more clearly.
Looking at the preview of the first pic now, I realised that I should have done a different angle to show a better pic. Never mind there will be more :D
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This lovely little butterfly or moth, landed here for a few minutes. Never seen one before

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Fri May 24, 2019 6:31 am

You can see how it works now Julie. It will be a very impressive pond and stream.

I do love your station and the platform. Was it scratch built?
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by philipy » Fri May 24, 2019 6:57 am

Thanks Julie, it makes sense now. :D Looks good for he future too.

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Andrew » Fri May 24, 2019 1:24 pm

Looking good! I love the little buildings by the pond...

Thanks for the update,

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Just Julie » Sat May 25, 2019 6:20 am

The railway station, platform and some of the houses I was lucky enough to purchase second hand a few years ago Rod. They are made by Cain Howley Structures

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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by FWLR » Sat May 25, 2019 6:26 am

Ahh Cain. Peter has said when we were going to go to Llanfair last year, (Unfortunately we couldn't get there) that I would need to be prepared to go home with some of his buildings.... :lol: :lol:

They are mightily impressive buildings...
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 am

Your line is coming on well Julie. The butterfly is a Peacock. Haven't seen one where I live for many years.
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Re: Merlins Castle Line

Post by DonW » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:07 pm

I see you have quite a steep slope to work with. It adds to the work but will be quite impressive.

You probably have a patch of nettles nearby. The Peacock (and other butterflies) like to lay the eggs on young nettles. We see them every year. Perhaps because we are somewhat south. Towards Pembrookshire is milder too.

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