Continental Garden Trains
Guests can read but log in to post
Continental Garden Trains

For the average enthusiast of trains in garden scale.
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Getting fed up of being a wanabee

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
GWhizz




PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:20 am

Yes, I remember the sump oil board treatment from your last get together:evil: 
 
But what else would you expect from an ex "Trucker" Very Happy
Back to top Go down
http://www.frenchgardenrailways.com
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:24 am

GWhizz wrote:
Yes, I remember the sump oil board treatment from your last get together:evil: 
 
But what else would you expect from an ex "Trucker" Very Happy

 More oil?Very Happy

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:37 pm

More progress over the last couple of days.



A few posts installed



_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:04 pm

More progress,section to the trees completed.





_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:39 am

What track are you planning to use? You´ve got a couple of interesting curves on that line!
Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/user/KandNWLR?feature=mhee
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:03 pm

k&nwlr wrote:
What track are you planning to use? You´ve got a couple of interesting curves on that line!
 
 All the track for the extension is gscale Tenmille flexi track,bought secondhand from various sources off ebay.
The track boards are redundant UK scaffold boards 200mm wide.To make the angles less acute,I could have used shorter boards and more posts,but I`ve been trying to keep the posts equally spaced.Although some of the angles on the boards look sharp,the minimum radius will be 4ft(r3s).I will probably add a fillet to the inside of a couple of the bends,just so that I can keep the track central on the boards.

 

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:11 am

Looks good, and four foot radius sounds enough, unless your planning to switch to running Big Boys and the like. Have fun and good luck building during the good weather.
Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/user/KandNWLR?feature=mhee
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:28 am

More progress over the last weekend.
Three pillars built on the old engine shed floor.
Just to the left of the middle pillar you can see the cutaway for one of the flywheels.
Also the tree behind has paid the penalty of self setting in brick subsoil,its to be cut and logged later this year for fuel for the winter of 2015/16.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:38 am

All pillars were capped to bring them to the required height/level.



_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:42 am

Boards fitted but not yet had the sump oil treatment.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:48 am

Posts installed on the section going away from the existing steam up area.





_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:58 am

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
Back to top Go down
k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:07 pm

Looking as though this is going to turn into something really substantial!
Back to top Go down
http://www.youtube.com/user/KandNWLR?feature=mhee
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:40 pm

k&nwlr wrote:
Looking as though this is going to turn into something really substantial!

The posts and boards are probably overkill but knowing my luck a sapling will come down next week,also some of the large oaks tend to shed a branch or two in autumn.With hindsight I should probably have run the extension away from the trees,but in the hot weather they provide welcoming shade.
As far as the track goes it will just be a plain oval,but at least the locos can stretch their legs(wheels).

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:59 pm

The section from the steamup area finished and sump oiled.

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:08 pm


Now looking down oak walk(the oaks are out of frame to the right).
The two block pillars will carry two boards side by side so that I can construct a passing loop.
Also in view to the left is the section running over the engine shed floor.

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers


Last edited by fm12 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:26 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:19 pm

 supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:!: Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation 
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:29 pm

tram47 wrote:
 supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:!: Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation 
Hi Daniel.
If you are up this way give me a call.
Also we will have to have a get together sometime.

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:44 pm

Three posts coming away from the pillars on the engine shed floor to link up to the pillars on oak walk.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:50 pm

Looking from the engine floor over to the newly completed section from the steamup area.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Wow Van, that's some feat of civil engineering!

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:01 am

Looks great!  Can't wait to run some trains on it this Sunday!

I won't forget the rail bender!

_________________
Brian
Brian
also blogging at
www.frenchgardenrailways.com
Back to top Go down
http://www.frenchgardenrailways.com
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:28 am

GWhizz wrote:
Looks great!  Can't wait to run some trains on it this Sunday!

I won't forget the rail bender!
And do not wear your cricket whites.
CYA Sunday

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am

clive_t wrote:
Wow Van, that's some feat of civil engineering!
This will be the first and last time Clive.

Abit over the top really.

And to put the boot in SWMBO has mentioned buying another house affraid I`ve not finished this one yet.

_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:07 pm

The running boards finished,just track to lay.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:12 pm

Battery shoema on track testing duties.Track is laid but will probably need a little fettling over the coming weeks.


_________________
Modelling trains of the Seychelles Government Railway 2ft6ins metre gauge in central France
 
 
LEVEL TRACK HERE NO NEED FOR R/C bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncecheers
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Today at 6:06 am

Back to top Go down
 
Getting fed up of being a wanabee
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 3 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Continental Garden Trains :: Continental Garden Trains index :: News and Information-
Jump to: