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 slackbladder » Sun May 16, 2010 3:49 pm

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?


Dont encourage him... :D :D :P :D :P
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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Sun May 16, 2010 7:18 pm

As if I need any encouragement. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not quite but this is close to the mark

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9F pulling a rake of MK3's (with barrier wagon) with the other end of the HST set still at the tail end.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm

Daft as it sounds if BR still had steam in the 70's this may have been reilaty as the 9F's would have still been around ! :roll: :wink:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Tue May 18, 2010 10:57 pm

Running session managed today so a few pictures below for your amusement

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby TVGR » Wed May 26, 2010 12:16 am

Great to see the grockle Garden Railway still going Ian :) Station area looks very good, slightly different since the last time I saw It I believe?

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed May 26, 2010 6:25 am

It has grown quite a bit over the last few years and stock as always is getting more and more. If you want to have a complete butchers at everything that is happing on the GGR its worth having a look via the link at the bottom

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Wed May 26, 2010 7:45 am

TVGR now that sounds fimilar !! :D

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:46 pm

I see that you have poor ernie clearing the leaves off the lines! :lol: I bought one with the intention of using the motor bogie as a wickham trolly project but its still burried on the workbench somewhere. I did give it a quick run outside first though. :wink:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby TVGR » Wed May 26, 2010 5:21 pm

87 101 wrote:TVGR now that sounds fimilar !! :D


I believe it used to be the Username to some model railway forum traitor from kent, he used to have a Garden Railway? not sure lol :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby 87 101 » Wed May 26, 2010 5:59 pm

I wouldn't have said forum traitor you just went AWOL for a bit! :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Wed May 26, 2010 8:02 pm

And now that he has been caught we want pictures pictures pictures :D
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Even a video :lol:

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri May 28, 2010 9:11 pm

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The first train ever to run on the GGR rails.

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The 'Flying Tomato'

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Some of the diesel fleet, from l to r class 47.31 & 29

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Blue/Grey and Swallow liveried HST's getting a run

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Class 37 37073 with a rake of MK2 blue/greys

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Taken 2 years ago, still got the Yank loco but LNER teaks are long gone.

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby ste234 » Fri May 28, 2010 9:52 pm

Love the yank loco and the teaks, match made in heaven that Ian :lol:
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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:57 am

Sorry lads but as my main PC is knackered you will like me have to wait for the picture of the following running session held on the GGR with the following stock

Class 47 in br green with rake of 11 mk2 blue/greys
class 37 in br blue with rake of 10 mk1's blue grey
class 29 with rake of 6 mk1's blood/custard
class 35 with rake of 6 mk1's blood/custard
class 52 maroon with rake of 10 mk1's blue grey
Hst rake blue/grey

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Re: The Grockle Garden Railway

Postby thomas the plank engine » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:21 am

Update time

Not much to tell really. a few items of rolling stock purchased, along with a couple of loco's off of forum members, cheers lads.

Health issues again have been a major factor for little if any work being done on the GGR this year.
My right knee, which has been playing up for some considerable time finally got to see the surgions knife and aft4er a touch of remedial surgery is now on the way to recovery but now have to wear a knee brace, due to previous operations on the right knee and leg I have started to walk bow legged which is causing other medical problems to arise. Hopefully the knee brace will help me to walk better and possible improve the other problems that have reared their ugly heads over the past years. Only time will tell.

This has meant that I have not been able to have as many days running the GGR as I would have hoped for this year.

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