REBIRTH OF FWLR

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Andrew » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:13 pm

IanC wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Good to see that you've been able to make a start on your railway so soon after moving in. At this rate you'll soon have trains running again.
Yes, can't be long now! Congratulations on such rapid progress...

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:41 am

Felt I needed to post this photo so you can get some idea on how far I got before my unwanted visit to the hospital this last week.
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At the top end of the garden, it is only going to be about 5’’ high, mainly because the garden going to the back of the house is roughly about 12 to 18 inches lower. If I had the top end of the line at waist height, by the time it got to the back doors, we would need a step ladder to see anything….well not that high. :lol: :lol:

But until i get some R&R the track laying has to stop. But I am able to do my wagons and the little battery loco I have now. So I will post an update on them when they are finished.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by IanC » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:42 am

A temporary pause Rod, that's all. Taking inspiration from your track laying I might put down some some temporary track in my garden to get things up and running. I can rebuild sections on a more permanent basis over time. At least that way might be the way to get somewhere that I can run trains when I like.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:56 am

You can Ian, it’s a simple step to take, because if it doesn’t look right you can then alter it to suit has it starts to grow. :thumbright:

And like you say, you can run trains whenever you want to. :thumbright:

It saves you fuel money too….I’am not a tight person honestly….. :roll: :roll:
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Well, with the help from a Son-in-Law, the line is now completed to a point.

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Has you can see, it does need tidying up a bit. The Son-in-law did this while I was making some visits to the Hospital for some short stays. I thought he did a great job, seeing has he hasn’t attempted anything like this before.


I helped with the bridge part of the track and with his help, we layed the track and Anne ran her Tram around it, while I was on a visit. I will get her to let me have a copy of the video she took.

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This is the completed top end of the line.
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In due course, I will put Anne’s Slate Mine by the top end of the fish pond and also there will be some more track to be laid too. I haven’t made my mind up yet has to what I will, but I have some idea of what I will be putting on it.

But that is all in the future, Anne wants me to at least get myself a bit more stable with this flipping heart of mine, so I am only going to be doing some building and some more rolling stock. I do have someone making me a few slate wagons, so when they arrive I will post some photos and possibly a video of “Patricia Anne” pulling some stock also.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Gralyn » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Great to see you have a running line again. Look forward to seeing it develop.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:32 pm

You have a line to run on, that's all that matters.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:54 pm

Looking good so far, Rod.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by bazzer42 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Son in law has done a good job, could he do my decking replacement? :D

As Tom said, you have track....all is good.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:40 pm

You've not wasted any time, Rod. Looks like you're up and running already.

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by IanC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Excellent work. I could use a son-in-law! Must see about getting one. You have somewhere to run trains now Rod. Looks great so far.
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:44 pm

IanC wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm
I could use a son-in-law! Must see about getting one.

You make that sound so easy..... I have two grown-up sons but no in-laws. My elder son would only be keen on one who was heiress to a brewery and had her own fleet of vintage tractors, which she restored and maintained herself.... see, easy!
The best things in life are free.... so why am I doing this?

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 am

Thanks for your replies guys. It was a case of getting someone to do most of it for me, or us not having one finished until at least the end of the year, possibly even longer. But on the health side I am feeling positive, just need to take my time and rest every now and again.

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:44 pm
You make that sound so easy..... I have two grown-up sons but no in-laws. My elder son would only be keen on one who was heiress to a brewery and had her own fleet of vintage tractors, which she restored and maintained herself.... see, easy!
It wasn’t that easy to get the Son-in-law Peter, honest. Anne had to bribe him with offers of Bud’s and plenty of Burgers… :lol: :lol:
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Great to see you have a running line again. Look forward to seeing it develop.
I am now doing mostly rolling stock and building, but hopefully I can get to run something and maybe do some more on the track it self Graham.
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Son in law has done a good job, could he do my decking replacement? :D

As Tom said, you have track....all is good.
Unfortunately Derek, he has now gone back abroad with his cycling job until the end of September and then he plans on having a holiday with his family.
But I can always ask…. :thumbleft: :thumbleft:
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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 am

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:40 pm
You've not wasted any time, Rod. Looks like you're up and running already.

Rik
Well, I am so thankful to the Son-in-Law Rik, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to do a lot on it without his help.
Rod

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Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Post by IanC » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:44 pm
IanC wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm
I could use a son-in-law! Must see about getting one.

You make that sound so easy..... I have two grown-up sons but no in-laws. My elder son would only be keen on one who was heiress to a brewery and had her own fleet of vintage tractors, which she restored and maintained herself.... see, easy!
Wishful thinking Peter. I have two grown up daughters, but no sons in-law!
Ian

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