The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Well its offical the Heatherburn is no more. As mentioned elsewhere I am starting a new layout soon but to make way for it something has to go. Had things been different the Heatherburn would have now been finished and giving me the enjoyment of opperating my stock instead of being mothballed and overgrown for the past couple of years. The outside section is still intact and will be for a while yet but inside the garage is a different story. Thankfully I have managed to reclaim the pointwork by pouring boiling water over the points then easing them up gently once the balast had softened. I have taken pics of the distruction but I think that it would be better to remember the Heatherburn for its good bits like the canal area. So after almost 5 years its time to sign off with this project and move on to the new layout.

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:27 pm

87 101 wrote:I have taken pics of the distruction


Come on Dave after seeing it been built from nothing lets see its final demise as well.........

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:32 pm

Its not a pritty sight !! :cry:

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:35 pm

87 101 wrote:Its not a pritty sight !! :cry:
...................... :D :D

Like so folks on this forum................................. :D

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby Infrontcat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:38 pm

Hi mate

So sad to hear it was too much to make it worthwhile, if only 'cos I loved the meticulous attention to detail and realistic operation that is a rarity in garden railway modelling. But hell, at least you did it. And it looks/looked bloody excellent. And thanks for sharing it all with us.

Cheers fella

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby dan8400 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Hi, I have sat and read this thread over the last few days on and off and actually got to the last page to find it is being dismantled :(

Sorry to hear that but good luck when you start another one.

Enjoyed reading about your railway, I think you have done a great job. I have never seen such detail in OLE. And the traffic lights are amazing! I could go on! Too much good stuff to mention...

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Re: The Heatherburn Garden Railway (00)

Postby 87 101 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:26 pm

Cheers Dan. :wink:


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