Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

The quarterly gallery of entries and voted best pictures
Post Reply
User avatar
philipy
Director
Director
Posts: 1850
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:00 pm
Location: South Northants
Contact:

Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

Post by philipy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:26 am

ge_rik was the worthy winner of the June Gallery and has proposed the next theme as:

"ON TRACK"

He says, "It can be interpreted in several different ways - pictures of trackwork eg shots of track winding through the garden, pictures of bridges, level crossings, etc, track level shots of locos or stock, pictures of scheduled trains passing by, pictures of trains departing on time, or even a picture of a Caterpillar tractor....."

That's a pretty wide brief and I can foresee that choosing a winner will be no easy task, but there are no excuses for anyone not being able to enter ( except Rik himself of course!). So come on, post your entries below. Rules all as before and the closing date for submission will be 15th September 2019.

User avatar
andymctractor
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 595
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 am
Location: Suffolk, UK
Contact:

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

Post by andymctractor » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:23 pm

IMG_2511c.jpg
andymctractor wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:18 pm
IMG_2511c.jpg
'Awaiting down trains viewed from Crowfoot Station platforms.'

Here can be seen the exit from and the entrance to Crowfoot Station looking towards the level crossing near to Woodside Halt.
The established trackwork is on brick and is yet to be ballasted. (2mm granite chippings and SBR) The right hand track is on Filcris which was re-used from the previous goods yard set up. This track, which exits from the goods passing loop, serves only the engine shed and the coal/water facility.
Last edited by andymctractor on Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Regards
Andy McMahon

If it moves, salute it.  If it doesn't move, paint it. (RN sailors basic skills course 1968)

User avatar
philipy
Director
Director
Posts: 1850
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:00 pm
Location: South Northants
Contact:

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

Post by philipy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 pm

Thanks for getting us started Andy.
Thats a lovely red Acer in the background, but what is the tree with a distinct trunk, across the track from the loco shed?

User avatar
andymctractor
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 595
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 am
Location: Suffolk, UK
Contact:

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

Post by andymctractor » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:29 pm

philipy wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Thats a lovely red Acer in the background, but what is the tree with a distinct trunk, across the track from the loco shed?
That is one of 4 dwarf conifers we put in about 9 years ago. they were about 6" tall. One of the group has died but every now and then I trim off the small branches of the other three to keep a gap between the ground and the start of the main branches. I followed some advice from the US in Garden Railways mag. Other than that I try to control the height and they are presently about 4' tall. I estimate I will be too old to worry about them by the time they are 12' tall. :shock:
If the description 'dwarf' is correct it most often means the tree is slow growing and the younger ones amongst us should prepare to dig up and replace lineside conifers about every 10 to 12 years.
Regards
Andy McMahon

If it moves, salute it.  If it doesn't move, paint it. (RN sailors basic skills course 1968)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest