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 thomas the plank engine » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:29 pm

Got more than enough of the plastic ones so hopefully she won't miss the only tin one we have in the house :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:20 pm

You're a very brave man Ian! :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:03 am

Was brave, got caught trying to lift the metal biscuit tin away from the house into the shed by her indoors (the wife). Must now find another means of either loosing the tin or having to part with bear tokens and paying for a six inch square piece of tinplate.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:10 am

To avoid the rolling pin I would part with the beer tokens! :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:22 am

Tinplate sourced from another railway modeller so no parting of bear tokens required. Part has been made and is now in situ. Took me nearly a whole day just to get it right but worth it in the long run as apart from looking new it will do the job it was designed for. Pictures have been added to the Project Album along with three new pictures of my latest purchase for the GGR which is in the GGR Fleet album.
As always enjoy and comments if so so desire.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:34 am

Nothing happening on the GGR at present due to other commitments.
I have however been busy buy more rolling stock and have now added the following;

Passenger stock

1. MK1 blue/grey gangway full brake
2. MK1 brown/cream gangway full brake
3. MK1 Br Maroon gangway full brake
4. MK1 blood/custard brake/composite
5. MK1 blue/grey corridor 1st class

all the above are Lima

Freight stock
all vent vans

1. Badger bear (Ratio)
2. Dunlop Tyres (Wren)
3. Fyffes Banana's (Wren)
3. Eskimo (Hornby)
4. Baxters (Hornby)
5. Birds Eye (Bachmann)
6. Weetabix with advert character (Hornby) now got both
8. Homepride (Lima)
9. Kit Kat (Hornby)
10. Rest Assured (Hornby)
11. North Sea Fish (Bachmann)
12. Ice Cream Van (Hornby) from the Thomas series
13. St Ivel/Unigate (Lima)
14.Fruit Van GW (Bachmann)
15. Assorted Conflats with containers (8 in total) (Tri-ang x 1, Airfix x 1, Bachmann x 1, Hornby x 2, Mainline x 1, Dapol x 2)

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:58 am

Here is a link so that you can view the latest addition the the GGR fleet. I have also added 22 pictures on the yet as un-named n gauge layout as well.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8 ... =684604636

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Sun May 02, 2010 9:12 pm

More pictures have been added in the Grockles photo album on facebook

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu May 13, 2010 2:27 pm

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Posted a picture at long last cheers fellers

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby Terrier » Thu May 13, 2010 2:43 pm

:shock: That ballast is well overscale!! :lol:

Nice one sir! ...and a blue pullman to! 8)

(summer is almost with us here in the UK, great to be out in the garden with that going on :D )

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri May 14, 2010 9:34 am

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Just a few of the scrapyard 'Sher-Voo' on the GGR

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Fri May 14, 2010 12:29 pm

That's crimanal what you have done to that class 50. Nearly as bad as the HST with lner teak stock ! :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri May 14, 2010 4:17 pm

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Someone has been peaking at my other pictures, haven't they Dave

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Sat May 15, 2010 9:32 am

ARHHH the famous HST !!!! :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby ngresley » Sun May 16, 2010 9:53 am

thomas the plank engine wrote:Image

Someone has been peaking at my other pictures, haven't they Dave

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Hey, you could have shown some imagination and had the HST hauling Hornby 4-wheeled coaches! :wink:

Do you have a companion set of an LNER-liveried A4 hauling BR Mk3s? :lol:
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