Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

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Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Metadyneman » Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:57 am

Just a little pictorial update from my garden line which is now 19 years old (since inception and first construction)!
I've been running a bit of steam lately so here are a few pictures from the steam running days plus an AEC railcar and 50 007 "Sir Edward Elgar" to throw in a bit of diesel too!
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50 007 "Sir Edward Elgar" on a rake of Bachmann DCC fitted Mk2f coaches
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Bambrough Town station 2021
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Brand New Heljan AEC railcar chunters away in the platforms at Brinkfield station July 2021
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34107 "Blandford Forum" on test with a rake of Regional Railways Mk1s August 2021
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1980s Margate built Hornby Battle of Britain class "41 Squadron" on the main line to Bambrough Town
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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Mountain » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Your ballast looks good. Is it mixed with glue or cement?

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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby glencairn » Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:36 pm

Impressive to say the least. Love to see more photographs please.

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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Peterm » Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:55 pm

Same here. More piccy's please.
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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Metadyneman » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:56 am

Mountain wrote:Your ballast looks good. Is it mixed with glue or cement?

It's mixed with diluted exterior PVA glue similar to that used by bricklayers. It was something of an experiment and has been down just over 12 months. It has fared well but I'm loathed to do the whole line with it as the trains make a really loud din when running over it. I'm happy with this stretch of line with it though. It's about 3 yards worth. The rest of the layout is as built and not ballasted.
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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Metadyneman » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:57 am

I will post more pictures as and when I get a bit of time :wink:
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Re: Bambrough Town 19 years and still going!

Postby Mountain » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:52 am

You may have given me an idea with my portable layout because I want it to work both indoors and outdoors, but I asked myself "What if it rains?" I could do with the possibility that it can cope with the rain. It would need a waterproof coating of somesort to do this. Now I have used glue to stick some of the wood down (It makes sense if you saw it at the time) and I used cheap superglue which works fine when dry but not sure about when wet, but by coating it with something waterproof mixed in with exterior paint it may just be what I have been looking for. The key is that I want a non shiny grey surface. I will need to experiment. Is a task for the future.


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