The garden layout extension begins !

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  1. RALPH

    RALPH Full Member

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    Entrance into the potting shed, approx 700mm of straight


    10ft Radius curve around planters heading towards the shade house



    Using an angle grinder to slot the c channel to form the curve, then repeat on the other side before adding 300mm bracing

     
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    You look very busy Ralph. As this is an extension, is there an earlier thread covering the existing arrangement that I have missed? Best of luck with it. Looks strong enough to carry a sit on!

    Cheers

    and happy modelling

    Richard
     
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    Wow, some major engineering going on here!
     
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    You're certainly making progress there Ralph :thumbup::thumbup: roughly how many feet/yards/metres will that add on

    Ian vt
     
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    Hi Ralph
    That’s a very interesting construction method I like the idea of the Flexi stud wall plate on its side to get the curves
    Great use of off the shelf materials
    Will watch with interest as you progress :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    At each slot in the c channel a 300mm noggin is added and riveted both side of the cut this forms a ladder effect


    There’s a slight camber to aid running around the curve


    Nice and level so far......


    Reverse view of the curve.

    The plan is to top these panels off wth “villa board” which is used in wet room lining over here in Aus. Lots more to do!
     
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    With the traverse removed I’ve formed a large “letterbox” opening that will allow returning locomotives from the extension to access the traversed and then by moving the traverser to the spare line, do a run around the coaches / wagons ready for their next duty out on the garden section. All five lines will be accessible.



    Potting shed side view of the letterbox


    Same again but now with the new boards fitted. This area will be used to store and arrange the stock


    Traversed back in showing the 5 storage lines.



    View of the traverser lines from the potting shed







    Board tapers at the exit end out of the potting shed to allow easy access to outside.



    I’ve made a sliding door from Perspex, which runs in channeling operated by a draw string which you can just make out running up the potting shed wall, then along the roof to the operators position.
     
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    Proper engineering there Ralph :thumbs: Mr Brunel would be very impressed mate!!!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Hi Richard, I’ve got a few shots of Ralph’s layout some where...here’s a shot of the layout in the garage, I’m sure Ralph will post up some more.
    Kim

     
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    Very nice - how you intending dealing with the heat - for us northerners it would be insulation for the cold and wet.

    Paul
     
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    Thanks Kim

    Will look forward to some further pics and also future progress.
    Cheers

    Richard
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Ralph,

    I love the ladder racking system. Great, solid foundation to build on. This is going to be an epic I think. Keep up the great work Sir.:thumbs:
     
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    Hi Ian, It will eventually add on 162 meters being double track.
     
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    :scratchchin:RALPH
     
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    Time to order more materials Ralph and continue the journey around the garden :thumbs::thumbs:
    Kim
     
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    hi Richard, here are a few shots of the layout in the garage which will be extended into the potting shed then out into the garden.


    This is the right hand side just before entrance into the traverser.















    This is the site of the proposed scrap yard scene, still to be built.






     
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    Thanks lads for your comments.
    So despite the thunder , lightning and heavy rain we managed to do a little bit more today.













     
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    Cracking layout indoors already! Pardon my ignorance, Ralph, but is this 'O' Gauge you're running?

    Looks like there's going to be some scope for true scale operating timetables here! Send a train out through the hatch, get the kettle on, make a wet and a sarnie and be back in time to see the train returning! :)

    Looking forward to seeing this progress further - weather permitting of course. I know that frustration very well.
     
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