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Old 27th November 2009, 17:24   #1
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Default St Charles Air line leading to the Blue Line garden railway

I constructed an OO garden railway, because there was so much timber left over from a loft extension.

The photo above shows the opening in the garage wall, the station is only placed there temporarily.

The second photo shows the opening from the outside.
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Old 27th November 2009, 17:38   #2
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Here are some photos of the construction of the garden railway.









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Old 27th November 2009, 17:49   #3
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Default Re: St Charles Air line leading to the Blue Line garden railway

One idea I might suggest is that for the exit of the garage, you get something that you can place in the opening when you are not using it, just to make sure that water and the cold dont get into the garage.
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Old 27th November 2009, 17:54   #4
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Two bridges were constructed to give access to the garden.


The bare wood was treated with roof felt adhesive then roof felt folded over then tacked in place. The adesive did not stick the felt so was used as a preservative only.
Here are some photos of the track felted, and the ramp leading to the opening in the garage.



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Old 27th November 2009, 18:06   #5
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Here are some more photos of the construction. Every piece of Peco flexi track had droppers soldered to it.








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Here are the building inspectors checking on progress.



Weather has been the limiting factor with construction, i am however very pleased with how the track has stood up to the Welsh weather, indeed i have still not connected each piece of track to the power bus yet and am releying on the fishplates for electrical continuity. A quick rub over the track with a track rubber and away to go. I will have to connect to the power bus soon however as fishplates will work for a limited time out doors.
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Old 27th November 2009, 19:10   #7
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Very nice! Tastefully done.

I like your garden as well - nice blue fence.

You're definitely giving me some ideas.
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Wow, absoulutley great work you've done there. How long do you think its taken to do this from when you started? Also do you have a rough idea of what style your're doing? Again well done!!!!
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Old 28th November 2009, 05:46   #9
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All the timber was to hand being left over from the loft extension so the initial construction only took about 3 weeks. That was in May 2008, then it rained, and rained for weeks on end. When ever there was a break in the weather i would buy a dozen or so lengths of peco track, solder the droppers on and lay the track in place. I intend to run American HO and british OO outline rolling stock. You might have noticed in some of the photos that i have some Milwakee Road Disels and some Southern pacific coaches. I,m waiting to get a set of Milwakee coaches and a Southern Pacific GS4 steam loco.
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Looks GREAT . As I have my garage as hobby room for my car and the railroad on the same level as the garden, a passage would be easy to make. You're giving ideas to me too.
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