The Grockle Garden Railway

Discussion on OO, and O gauge garden model railway design and construction. (scenery, track laying, electronics)
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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:04 pm

Keep up the good work Ian. Maby a video sometime this year perhaps? :wink:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:12 am

Video's. You are having a joke I hope. My pictures are blurred enough as they are and I admit that I cannot take a good photo at all. As far as getting any further with the planned extension, until the pennies build up again it is on hold, as I could not resist a rather nice second hand loco in HO for a change. As it is 1 of 2 on my personnel wish list it was a must have purchase and it cost a few bob as well but was worth it as I now have the largest loco ever built by the Yanks. Anyone who knows me on facebook will have seen the pictures of this magnificant beast so will let you all have a guess or two before I reveal what it is. Nothing like a bit of suspense to keep you all comming back is there.
However if in the meantime you what to post of picture of what you think it might be then we can all have an idea of you way of thinking. For those who know me on facebook please keep stum. Lets have a bit of fun.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:04 am

As the weather has been nice to use here in Devon over the last couple of weeks the GGR has been under some considerable stress with track maintenance and the relaying of some sections of track (used concrete sleepered track for a change) and the complete repositioning of the bridge between the fence and the wall section. This has enabled me to make smother curves which in turn causes less stress on the pulling power of the locomotives. As a good friend of mine also came down for a holiday (trains bought along as well) it seemed a good idea to get everthing up and running and we spent a couple of days runnning (much to my disgust) a Spam Can 'Lord Beverbrook' with Southen stock.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:28 pm

As of todays date all pictures an be found via the new link (my facebook albums) provided as I cannot gain excess to the GGR website to do any updates

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:02 pm

You might or might not have noticed that my pictures of the Grockle Garden Railway (GGR) on now on Facebook, so please feel free to have a gander. There are a lot more pictures on there than ever was on/is on the GGR website which is now just left as it is (can't get into it to do any updates) and my Facebook albums are updated more regularly (about once a month) sometimes more if I have been busy.
The albums have been broken down into the following categories;
1. The contruction of the GGR (ongoing)
2. Visitors to the GGR (ongoing)
3. The GGR loco fleet (updated when new stock purchased. (only loco's at present but rolling stock will appear sometime later this year)
4. The 'n' gauge layout as yet un-named, and still in the contruction stage. Has had the track relaid twice already.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:30 am

Been a busy bee over the last couple of months on Facebook. there are now four albums of pictures all related to the GGR and even as I type this more pictures are going to be added today. That is when I can find a clss 31 that I resprayed for yet another project that did not get off the ground due to supply problems, in that my local model shop 'Mind The Gap' has closed down due to ill health. Will now be in a state of mourning for the next couple of weeks just to get over the pain of it. The passing of the best model shop in the Torbay area.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:33 pm

More updates done today on the GGR Loco Fleet photo album.

enjoy and as always comments are always appreciated

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:24 pm

Sounds serious about the shop Ian is Tim ok or is it just a downturn in business at the shop?

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:46 am

The shop is finished, closed up and now no longer trading.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:40 pm

What a shame thought the shop was doing well. Must have been all those chocky biccys! :wink:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:41 pm

Crazy thing was the shop was doing great but as I said previously ill health was the cause of the untimely closure of the best model railway shop in Paignton

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:18 pm

Updates have just been finished on facebook under the GGR Fleet.

Comments as usual are welcome

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:00 pm

More photo's added on my facbook album 'The GGR Loco Fleet' today 15 Oct 2009

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:20 am

New album posted on the GGR facebook link subtitled PROJECTS.
So far only the Pink, yes Pink class 31 and coaches and my late Dad's 1930's metholated steam train which is undergoing remedial repairs so that I can steam it up again possibly before the end of 2009. Just requires felt wadding around the end of the pistons (two do do) and a new heat shield to be made out of tinplate, brass or aluminum. Looks llike one of the wifes biscuit tins is for the chop for this repair to be done before the end of the year.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:16 pm

You will be getting the chop for nicking the biccy tin! :lol:


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