Garden Railway Gallery December '21 - ENTER HERE

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Garden Railway Gallery December '21 - ENTER HERE

Post by philipy » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:45 am

Aaron and Peter have both given me suggestions for the next theme, both of which I liked and have certain similarities between them (Thanks chaps). So, I've combined them and the theme for the next quarter is:

"Whatever The Weather" . This could include sun, snow, rain, puddles, floods, snowdrifts, wildfires, fog, etc"

Closing date for entries will be 30th November. All other rules as before.

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery December '21 - ENTER HERE

Post by Scrat » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:24 am

"Whatever The Weather"
Beginning of this year:

Railcar and Snowplough clearing my 5" gauge garden track.

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The Snowplough:
After the war, many "bathtub" tenders from the austerity class 52 were left over. Some have been converted to weedkillers, tank cars or snow ploughs.
There were many variants. Each depot seems to have made their own. Some were filled with rail offcuts, others with concrete blocks. The "concrete block" on mine is a wooden box hiding the battery for the headlights as well as footrests and seat.

The railcar:
The Lokalbahn Aktien-Gesellschaft (LAG) had a shortage of railcars and converted a baggage wagon to a railcar in 1930. Driven by four axle-hung motors the model is quite powerful. It has enough weight to have traction even in the snow.

Was fun clearing the tracks like on the prototype: going backwards, stopping, picking up speed and running into the snow. It would have been easier to use the class 55 (0-8-0 tender steem locomotive) but I did not have time to fire her up.

"Dashing through the snow......"

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Post by ge_rik » Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:45 am

Great photo (the head on snowplough shot).
That's gonna be hard to beat. But I hope others will try, just to make it interesting.

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Post by -steves- » Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:19 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:45 am
Great photo (the head on snowplough shot).
That's gonna be hard to beat. But I hope others will try, just to make it interesting.

Rik
I thought exactly the same thing, that is a great photo :thumbup:
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Post by andymctractor » Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:58 pm

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Blackfoot Falls in flood
The recently renamed Blackfoot Falls, on The Crowfoot Light Railway in flood after heavy rain.
All the waterways on the CLR are constructed of slate chippings to represent water thereby obviating the need to maintain water levels in the driest region of the UK.
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Andy McMahon

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery December '21 - ENTER HERE

Post by steamgeorge » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:42 am

Scratchbuilt snowplough wagon awaits the snow clearing team
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