The Potters Orchid Railway

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:28 pm

Phil.P wrote:
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It might take a little time, to cut through with that laser! :ugeek :shock: 8)

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I was hoping it would cut some of the concrete wall sleepers in half, I am disappointed.
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:36 pm

Extension progress.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:53 pm

Built to last, and carry away the worst downpour you are likely to get!
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by FWLR » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:23 am

Nice bit of construction there Dazza. More for MAM to plant after you have laid your track, better be quick though before MAM does her planting... :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Old Man Aaron » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:18 am

You'll have so much more room for (shunting) activities now! :lol:
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Post by ge_rik » Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:50 am

Sorry, only just catching up with this thread. Really clever idea to use those decorative concrete panels for the raised bed. The drainage channel is a neat idea too. As with all your projects, you seems to think of everything in advance :thumbright:

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:30 pm

No one knows what Mr Spectre's thoughts are. He keeps on marking notes down on his clip board and constantly mumbling into his Dictaphone recorder. When pressed for his views he always replies with 'All will be revealed in my report due to be released late November'. We believe after the strife he got himself into last summer with all the booze and those wild women and the resultant nasty rash he got he is being very coy and subdued at this present time, however there is talk of getting him pissed and getting some more wild ladies of ill repute to occupy him one evening so we can sneak a peep at his note board and play back his Dictaphone recordings.

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:45 am

Your soil looks very sandy. Should drain well.... :thumbup:

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am

That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:43 am

philipy wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am
That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!
There are rumours of a tunnel.

A very long tunnel...

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:58 am

Andrew wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:43 am
philipy wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am
That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!
There are rumours of a tunnel.

A very long tunnel...
A very long vertical tunnel..

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:11 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:53 pm
Built to last, and carry away the worst downpour you are likely to get!

Aye, and low maintenance as well.
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:16 pm

FWLR wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:23 am
Nice bit of construction there Dazza. More for MAM to plant after you have laid your track, better be quick though before MAM does her planting... :lol: :lol:
Yes, MAM is twitching and itching to get some plants going.
When this is done back to finish off rolling stock, finish off the coal fired loco build and test steaming then tidy up all the details of the railway's scenery including ballasting the track. Make a start next year on the 4 1/2" Foden steam lorry,.
Oh and there is the smaller but not insignificant plan for a steaming bay with turntable to be built next year or the year after.
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:17 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:18 am
You'll have so much more room for (shunting) activities now! :lol:
Yes, but also when we have visitor days it will ease the scarcity of the siding space.
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:22 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:50 am
Sorry, only just catching up with this thread. Really clever idea to use those decorative concrete panels for the raised bed. The drainage channel is a neat idea too. As with all your projects, you seems to think of everything in advance :thumbright:

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In my next life, with what I know now, I would build the back yard very different , but 10 years ago I had not even seen a garden railway. It would have attractive vertical stone walls, room for 1.2m radius curves..............
We rather spend gold coin and time now to save maintenance hassles later on as we age.
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