Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Summer Developments

With the passing of Christmas, the trains in the garden continue to pass by the many lineside obstacles newly being dropped to hinder progress....the peach tree, and its falling peaches.
However, once cleared trains continue to operate happily. Today some more Accucraft Isle of Man Carriages arrived from the UK and were promptly introduced to their new home territory.

Also, our family has purchased a new camera, so opportunities today were taken to see what could be done with it.....

Passing Pooh Bear's Halt....
The crew confer at Peach Tree Station.
The stationmaster and assistant, with Mario waiting for the train wait for the engine driver to join them.
A Eurovapor LGB engine passes the home signal, guarding Peach Tree Station.

Friday, December 10, 2010

December approaches....

Today services resumed on the railway, having been suspended for several weeks.
Rain had delayed any decisions to operate, and falling peaches, not to mention copious amounts of fallen mandarins had littered the track. The other day movement was made, the track cleared and today, following repainting of a wagon, shown below.......trains returned, to rails in the garden.

Freshly repainted LGB wagon, I think I might decal it...but I am undecided just what yet.
Santa awaits with gifts, lineside, in anticipation of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus' Birth. Meanwhile a bush ranger looks on.....

The latest and most stylish form of passenger travel has just arrived from Great Britain....

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Just under a year ago, I ventured into Garden Railways, in a corner of the back garden which needed some TLC. Today, there are 2 separate railway lines, one for the longer tender engines and one of the smaller tank engines and short wheel base stock. Rollingstock is a splattering of L.G.B. and Bachmann, which has been tinkered with along the way.....

Track was laid by acquiring suitable brass rail and cutting, lets say 'enough' sleepers. The rail was then nailed to the sleepers in the garage in 6 foot lengths, and then taken out to the garden and laid in situ. Buildings, well, at this point there isn't many of them, two station buildings, a couple of platforms and a small wooden shop kit under construction from Smith Pond Junction's online shop. 

The trestle that spans a considerable length of the wider radius region of track was constructed from maple, from templates drawn up and assembled in sections in the garage, then joined out in the garden.
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