My 5" garden railway.

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Stewart Gethin
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My 5" garden railway.

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:27 am

Hello there, i am not sure if his should be in this section but in my opinion it is "under Construction" so i'll post it in here :)
Right a little backround story for you. My family moved house to the house(around 9 years ago) we are currently living in and in the garden of this house there was a little loop of 5" gauge track complete with station. but there are 2 points included aswell as if to branch elsewhere in the garden. But there was a lot of unfinished work that the man who used to own it left, and it was a shame to leave it like that, so me and my grandad set to it to finish building a tunnel for it, now then, this tunnel isn't quite finished yet, but it is coming along quite nicely.(pictures will follow). The station that was first here when we moved in was about to collapse last summer, so we re-did that.

Now then, don't get yourself too excited now. the station is nothing that impressive. Anyway! enough of my babling on and let the pictures roll!(ish)

The station and our only loco/wagon.
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The "to be" tunnel mouth
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where the tunnel is going to go.
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Where the tunnel ends.
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Thanks all, Stew/
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:14 pm

Hi is the loco a diesel shunter? as that is what it looks like.
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:51 pm

:shock: Sorry but that is amazing, you are really lucky :D looks really really good so far, can't wait for more

Were the wagon and shunter left or did you buy/build them yourselves?

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby Stewart Gethin » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:22 pm

35011 GSN wrote::shock: Sorry but that is amazing, you are really lucky :D looks really really good so far, can't wait for more

Were the wagon and shunter left or did you buy/build them yourselves?


Hi GSN, the wagon and shunter set us back around £1000 from new in kit form. my dad and a couple of his mates helped him put it together.

Hi Ian, Yes it is a diesel shunter, i think it is based on a Ruston diesel hence the headplate "ruston" but its not too detailed or whatever. just a bit of fun.

Here is a link for it, and this is also where we got the wagon from.

http://www.maxitrak.co.uk/getloco.asp?loconum=11

Thanks for looking guys, will have to take some more up to date photo's later.

Stew
Please take a look at both my layouts:
My layout: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28240
My 5" Gauge layout: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=29058

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:43 pm

"My 5" garden railway"
Looks a bit longer than that in the pictures :wink:

Is that the sort of gauge where the loco/carriages are big enough to sit on and drive? (excuse my ignorance :? )
But either way that's definitely something nice to have and looks like fun. Neat work on the station :)

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby ste234 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:50 pm

Looks good,
Recently got into 5" gauge myself, and got my first kit.
SouthernBoy wrote:
Is that the sort of gauge where the loco/carriages are big enough to sit on and drive?


SouthernBoy, it is, you can sit on some locos, but most you ride behind. You can be pulled by gauges as small or smaller than 3.5"!


The station does look very good, I wish I had a garden big enough for something like this!
Keep the piccies coming :)
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Yeagh Stew it looks a lot of fun just imagine a 5 inch gauge Class 50 :D now that would be hellfire :lol:
You are realy lucky and your parents must have a load of money.
I will keep my eye on this thread
thanks
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby slackbladder » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:57 pm

Just imagine........"sigh"
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby Durseytu » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:04 pm

Or a 5" gauge model of Tornado, not that i'm a fan.... oh no..... :roll:

Lovely stuff!

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby ste234 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:06 pm

50035 Ark Royal wrote:Yeagh Stew it looks a lot of fun just imagine a 5 inch gauge Class 50 :D now that would be hellfire :lol:
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:06 pm

Or just imagine a 5 inch gauge Southern EMU :)

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby fratton » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:33 am

SouthernBoy wrote:Or just imagine a 5 inch gauge Southern EMU :)


i'd just like some N gauge ones off the shelf or at least easy to wip together

sigh maybe in 10 years if farish get hold of the tooling for the emu i can build the layout i really want to,


oh yer what i was gonna say,,,, looking good, imagine the bbq's you could have with family friends, going round the tracks grabbing a burger as you go round,,,,,, not a beer tho dont drink drive!

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby Stewart Gethin » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:59 am

50035 Ark Royal wrote:Yeagh Stew it looks a lot of fun just imagine a 5 inch gauge Class 50 :D now that would be hellfire :lol:
You are realy lucky and your parents must have a load of money.
I will keep my eye on this thread
thanks
Ian



Ian, HAVE YOU SEEN HOW MUCH THESE THINGS COST? ;) it would be nice i agree, but no my parents arent packed with money. they will probably go to like £700 max every 2-3 years to spend on it, MAYBE. (i wish)

Ste, have you got any pictures of your 5" gauge stuff on here? and if so what manufacturer do you use?

Thanks for the comments guys, tonight i will hopefully post some more up to date photo's.


Stew
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My layout: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28240
My 5" Gauge layout: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=29058

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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:32 am

Hi Ste thanks for that and it looks like 35 hertself? but id have to look in to this.
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Re: My 5" garden railway.

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:34 am

Stewart Gethin wrote:
50035 Ark Royal wrote:Yeagh Stew it looks a lot of fun just imagine a 5 inch gauge Class 50 :D now that would be hellfire :lol:
You are realy lucky and your parents must have a load of money.
I will keep my eye on this thread
thanks
Ian



Ian, HAVE YOU SEEN HOW MUCH THESE THINGS COST? ;) it would be nice i agree, but no my parents arent packed with money. they will probably go to like £700 max every 2-3 years to spend on it, MAYBE. (i wish)

Ste, have you got any pictures of your 5" gauge stuff on here? and if so what manufacturer do you use?

Thanks for the comments guys, tonight i will hopefully post some more up to date photo's.


Stew


Yes i know, i just presumed regarding my previous comment :oops: sorry regards
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