A new Gauge 3 garden railway

Discussion in 'G3' started by Mike W, 30 July 2015.

  1. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Maybe Brian. It is 15ft radius on the inner track - double track - and I really don't want to reduce that. If all else fails I can put it the other side of the tree but that reduces the length of the oval from 65ft to about 59ft and with 15ft radius that reduced the length of 'straight' on one side significantly.

    Mike
     
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  2. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    The photos make the radius of the curve look quite reasonable, I suppose it won't be too ludicrously large, when you're running a train of bogie coaches behind a Claughton.
    Good progress though, and you've got four days before any possiblity of rain. Fingers crossed it will be sorted by then.
     
  3. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Geoff, compared to your railways an oval 10ft x 8ft would be ludicrously large! But I admit it might take several minutes for your Bury 0-4-0 or Sentinel to do a circuit.

    Mike
     
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  4. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    I had some help today (thanks Shaun, and yes we are self isolating as a family). Three 6ft bases now assembled on posts which have been leveled and it fits! I do need to cut down a rather large Laurel bush but they grow back quickly so with luck the Domestic department may not notice its gone. I've now bashed wooden stakes in to show the centre of the alignment and can go ahead with the proper and final supporting posts. Then I can move the three sections as a unit around the arc so that the end is lined up to go straight across the garden, and fix them at that. Sounds easy enough ... !
    Track 6.JPG Track 5.JPG

    That's a Horse Chestnut in the centre of the picture, Yew on the right and the Laurel to the left. I was, and still am, keen for the railway to be in the garden, so going behind the odd tree and the creation of different viewing cameos is all part of the plan.

    Mike
     
  5. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    like our maths teacher used to say: QEF QED
     
  6. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    You clearly went to a better school than me Geoff - I had to Google that. Or maybe you did Latin when I did French!
     
  7. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    He also taught us the English translations: Quite Easily Done, Quite Easily Finished
     
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  8. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  9. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi ya Mike something that might be of interest to you
    John