Compton Valence Light Railway

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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:06 am

Great looking start! Nothing like a piece of newly laid trackbed to get the creative urges flowing!

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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by steamer68 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:46 am

Nice start to a new railway layout. :D
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:14 pm

Many thanks for all the positive comments folks they're much appreciated.

Your YouTube videos have been quite an inspiration for me Rik so if I end up with a layout half as good I will be well chuffed. ;)
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by big-ted » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:14 am

Is this under the same management as the Chycknell Valley Light Railway? If so, can't wait to see what you have in store...

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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:40 am

CVLR wrote:
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Your YouTube videos have been quite an inspiration for me Rik .......
I certainly enjoy making them. Good to hear that my dabblings have helped to entice others into this fascinating hobby. Be interested to see your trains in action sometime soon?

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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been a bit busy....not adding to the layout unfortunately. Just waiting for a pallet of concrete blocks to be delivered to support the non ground level track bed planks and then construction will start in earnest.

I've been railway modelling for years actually Rik, in 'N' gauge dare I say, but YouTube finally convinced me to go bigger and move outside. ;)
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Construction continued apace this weekend.
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:40 pm

Looks like a fairly sheltered spot there.... I presume this is your front garden so many local neighbours and passers-by will be bemused by the project.
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm

It is the front garden and pretty sheltered so should be ok. There are only a few houses in the village so not many neighbours walk past and, more importantly, as I'm in a cul de sac off another cul de sac off a lane off another lane 3 miles from a main road, not many strangers either.
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by LNR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 pm

CVLR wrote:
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more importantly, as I'm in a cul de sac off another cul de sac off a lane off another lane 3 miles from a main road,
Gee! do you have trouble finding your way home at night!
As Peter said, it does look a nice sheltered spot, rather idyllic. Looking forward to where you go with this.
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:46 am

Let track laying commence. :D
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:00 am

What a lovely space to build a railway.

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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:14 am

Thank you.

Once the shrubbery I pruned grows back it should hopefully blend in nicely. Then, when time, finances and the boss allow, I can take over the other side of the path too. ;)
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by LNR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:24 am

All level, nice big curves, nice one.
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Re: Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by CVLR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:14 pm

Thanks Grant, but don't let your eyes deceive you. There is a 1 in 50 gradient down either side from the house to the curve at the bottom as I like to hear the locos work for a living. It does level out before and around the curve though.
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