The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:35 pm

Hope so Ian ever since I put the pond in the ground hasnt dried out ! Concentrating on Potters lane ready for the Jarrow show so work on the Heatherburn has come to a standsitll untill next spring.

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:42 pm

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby Infrontcat » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:23 pm

Nice shot Dave ;)

Cheers fella, hope your Crimbo and New Year pass with little or no family incidents, lol ;)

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby Metadyneman » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:34 pm

That is a great shot. I agree with Tim there. I was mad enough to be running trains the day after the snow fell too but I won't hijack your thread with links my videos.. just look under my channel on youtube which is under the same Pseudonym I use on here if you want to have a look.

Tim you will be pleased to know the rake of blue/grey Mk1s are still giving sterling service on the line by the way. They have been augmented by an RMB now too.

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:10 pm

If there was going to be a photograph of the year competition, yours Dav would certainly get my vote.

Happy Xmas to you and yours and all the best for the New Year

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:25 am

With the current topic of disscussion being the weather I thougt about an update on the garden railway. Most of the railway has been covered with about 8" of snow. Today I have removed a lot of the snow from the railway to check the condition of the trackbed and I am glad to report that it is holding up well. There are no signs of the track bed cracking up due to the icy conditions that we have had now for the past three weeks. Anyway heres a selelction of pics from the past couple of days..

The water tower at Woodham station..

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Cobblers hall signal box buried in snow..

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Lakeside station..

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Theres a railway out there somewhere..

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The viaducts..

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Thankfully the roof over the outside scenic area is holding up well..

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The driveway yesterday..

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Sunset last night..

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Todays 'dig out'...

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby Metadyneman » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:22 pm

Looks very similar to the state of mine too at the moment. The track is covered with about 1 inch of solid ice topped with 3 inches of snow. I doubt I'll be running trains this coming weekend :-(
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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:51 pm

And the same goes for the GGR just not soooooooooo much of that funny white stuff called snow. I haven't even got a snowplough either so can't even make an attempt to clear any of the track at all. Doubtful if I will even be considering running any trains for the next few days or ever weeks if this freeze continues

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby bbc100p » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:29 pm

Have you got a snow plow?
It back! And sorry about the rant but I do not know why they banned MOHAAPlayer!

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:15 am

thomas the plank engine wrote:I haven't even got a snowplough either


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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby Metadyneman » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:59 am

I've got mini ploughs attached to 3 of my 47's but alas they cannot plough through a scale 18ft of solid Ice!
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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:32 pm

So much for digging out the railway. Last night we had more snow totaly covering the line again.....

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My car dosn't look much better !

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Still we have had a couple of nice sunsets..

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby sheep21 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:12 pm

definitely alot of snow there, hopefully a thaw soon :)

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby ngresley » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:39 am

Meanwhile, other side of the world, we're having a stinking hot January, and your photos work nearly as well as air conditioning in cooling me down! :wink:
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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed May 19, 2010 6:38 am

Knowing how busy you are on Potters Lane even a few pictures of how its looking currently would be nice since it has stopped snowing for some considerable time

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