Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.

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Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.

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.

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

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'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.
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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?

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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.
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Post by Peter Butler » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:38 pm

My entry is......

'Going for the TRACK record.'
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Post by philipy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:37 am

Thanks Peter. Now that really is thinking off-track!
I must find time to do my own entry but SWMBO has kept me extremely busy remodelling a section of the garden, so no time for proper modelling!

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Post by idlemarvel » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:54 pm

My entry:
'Goods train dallying past a distant signal'
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Post by philipy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:01 am

On track to get trains running again.
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:18 am

Great photo Philip.

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 pm

philipy wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:01 am
On track to get trains running again.
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Philip,

When they've finished on your line can they come and make a start on mine please? :?

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Post by andymctractor » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am

'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.

For the photography purists, there are plenty of lead in lines.
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Post by idlemarvel » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:04 pm

I think your picture is missing Andy.
Sounds good though! :)
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Post by andymctractor » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:37 pm

idlemarvel wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:04 pm
I think your picture is missing Andy.
Sounds good though! :)
I clicked to edit the text on the first photo submitted for this competition but must have done something wrong. The addition was made to the original text on the photo but a copy of the text only ended up here.
The addition was the bit related to lead in lines.
I'm always getting things wrong on here as Philipy is well aware of.

Thanks for letting me know.
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Post by Tropic Blunder » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:56 am

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Post by philipy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:50 am

andymctractor wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:37 pm
I clicked to edit the text on the first photo submitted for this competition but must have done something wrong. The addition was made to the original text on the photo but a copy of the text only ended up here.
The addition was the bit related to lead in lines.
I'm always getting things wrong on here as Philipy is well aware of.
I wouldn't say "ALWAYS" Andy! :D
I noticed the apparently missing picture, but realised what must have happened, but I didn't want to delete the 2nd post without checking first and then that would have involved 2 or 3 PM's flying back and forth and decided it wasn't worth messing about with, tbh

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