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Post by KjellAn » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:04 pm

Hello and welcome to The Pine Hill Garden Railway.

Last year I was starting to build my garden railway, and make different kind of rolling stock. I live in Norway, in the county of Østfold. It's south of Oslo and the climate is much like the British Isles.


Here in this topic I would like to share pictures, videos and thoughts about my garden railway. All comments are welcome.

As some of you have noticed I have already shared some pictures and questions about building a tunnel on the layout, a coalbunker on my livesteam Billy, and other thoughts. I think this topic should give a more general view of my garden railway.


January 2012
Now, there is winter here in Norway, and here is a picture from last day with my RH Billy in action.

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Post by Narrow Minded » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:08 pm

Very nice! ~ What's all that white stuff? :lol:
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Post by Dwayne » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:32 pm

I guess snow is a given in your neck of the woods. I like to look at it in pictures, not in person (even though I'm originally from Oh Canada). Looking forward to seeing more of your railroad. :)

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Post by DWR » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:48 pm

nice railway :) ,we didnt get any whte stuff this year in Wales :( nice picture :)
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Post by KjellAn » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 pm

28. February 2012

My Garden Railway will have 3 bridges, and last weekend I put together a Girder Bridge made of thin aluminum-profiles and rivets.
Here are some pics.

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The bridge is very similar to those made by MVL Bridges, but I would like to build one from scratch by myselves instead of buy it ready assembled.

The aluminum profiles will finally be primed with some etch-primer before the paintjob, so the bridge will withstand the humid climate all year around.
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Post by IrishPeter » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:27 am

Crikey! That's one heck of a bridge! Excellant job.

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Post by KjellAn » Thu May 17, 2012 9:08 pm

17th May 2012

In the occasion of the Norwegian National Day to day, the RH Billy was decorated with flags in front of the smokebox.

Here are som pictures from the event.

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The ALF on the trestle

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At the main-station - a small scratch-built wooden-construction



And here is a video. Enjoy it.  :D
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Post by Pretoria » Thu May 17, 2012 9:31 pm

:hello2: Excellent -- thank-you !! :wave:

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Post by KjellAn » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:53 pm

Hello

Here are some pictures from this weekend meeting at my PHRy (Pine Hill Railway). The weather was unfortunately bad with heavy rain all day.
But real livesteam-enthusiasts can stand a lot of moisture - I think ...  :?


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A new livesteam-friend has build this nice Lady Anne and 2 Brandbright-coatches. The color is maybe very conspicuous but the rake looks very nice to me.


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Here is RH Lady Anne with  heavy load leading onto the PHRy's trestle.



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The PHRy has 2 crossing-tracks. Here a RH Katie was not able to stop at the end of it track, and hit the brakevan of a incoming freight-train. The rain and steam does not make it easy to clear the track.


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Some of the enthusiasts have seeked shelter for the bad weather. But the mood is still positive.



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Here is an example of correct gear and clothing when operating livesteam under demanding weatherconditions.
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Post by invicta280 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 pm

Good to see that the bad weather did not stop the fun!

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Post by IrishPeter » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:21 am

The 'conspicuous colour scheme' made me think of the County Donegal Railway with its Gerenium Red and Cream coaches and Gerenium Red and Black locomotives. Glad to know that rain did not stop play!

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Post by Keith S » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:22 pm

Don't worry Kjell, soon it will be snow and your friends can stay dry!

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Post by St.Michael » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:26 pm

Hi.
I really like your trestle bridge :D Do you now of any constructions like that, that really have existed here in scandinavia?
Regards from Michael, a bit further up north...

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Post by KjellAn » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Railways in Norway was in the early eras often build as narrow gauge and with wooden trestles where bridges was needed.
This to achieve low building-costs. Narrow gauge needed less area for the track and wood was a lowcost-building-material, particularly in Norway.

Here are some links to pictures of trestles in Norway:
Oxstadøi viadukt
Hvalstad viadukt
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