Moorcroft (St Anthonys): Infront Cat's Garden Railway

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Postby davek » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:31 pm

Nice vids. Great to see things up and running and it the videos gives a good sense of scale which pictures can't do justice. Well done Tim!


Postby Lofty » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:00 pm

Where are the 'proper (deisel) trains' :wink:

Good work Tim


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Postby Whatnothomas » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:43 pm

WOW great vids Tim. Must be great to finally have the trains running.

Looking forward to the round the layout vid in the future.

Have you got plans on putting a gaurd on the edges to stop any further accidents ;)

Take care and love your layout

I buy trains because I like them, and I know that bit should not go there. But I`m happy.

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Postby class 166208 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:20 pm

:D hey if you like the one railways livery than look at this!
Class 322 model in One 2004 Livery
from bartchell models kit from £130 addtions available[/img]

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:03 am

Thanks for all the nice comments chaps.

Andrew: I will be putting retainers around the layout in due course. I've got to 'cos my friends' kids all want to come round, so I'll need to be extra careful, lol!

Lofty: Don't worry mate. There will be some diesel activity in due course. I would have put some on now, but I'm still waiting for Photobucketofsh*te to upload as slowly as a snail accross a tray of salt.

Bushey: I'm afraid I need to change the couplings to get my ex-LMS 2-6-4T to be able to pull my ex-LTS stock, but I found a handy stand in, my Black 5, which for some reason I just felt like running tender first!

Here's a few to get on with for now though. They feature my Black five with NoRMan in tow on a 'down' local and Winchester Castle on an 'up' express:
And this one shows how troublesome a truck naughty NoRMan can be, deciding that he suddenly wants to leap off the track over my double slip! :lol:
I think I finally feel tired enough to sleep.

Night all

"Kashi-mashi, kashi-mashi..."

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Postby Ijdagger » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:50 am

Atlast i can see them,

What fun you can have there. Some brilliant videos and what a track run.
On a day like this it definitly makes it worthwhile having it outside. That is the life

Youre going to have to make some bill style video montages,

My request is for an onboard shot around the garden.

Chop chop its a nice day out. :D :D

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Postby MrT » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:51 am

The videos and layout look brilliant Tim, looking forward to seeing some diesels on there!

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Postby Infrontcat » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:33 am

Morning all

Paul, I meant to answer your questions from yesterday mate, thus here's a few details to answer any general questions anyone might have:

The garden is approximately 48 feet long. At the house end, it is only 6 feet wide. At the bottom end, it is eight feet wide.

The mainline loops provide a run of approximately 110 feet give or take a foot or two.

There are three bridges: the swing girder bridge aka Benford Bridge after 'Bunji' Ben, on who's track the trains traverse the 'ravine', the origial lift bridge at the bottom end of the garden I made at the back end of last year and the 'pride and joy' that is known simply as 'Green Bridge'. They are all between 30-40 inches long and are easily removable, though the end bridge is not designed to be moved too often. Benford Bridge is more like a glorified gate and Green Bridge can be lifted quickly and simply. The latter has also got an automatic power cut-out to prevent impromptu swan dives by approaching locomotives! :roll:

Well, I managed to finally upload the rest of the vids onto Photobucketofcrap and so I thought I throw them your way. The first is just a further one of Winchester Castle. The other three show my Hymek busily beavering away. I hope these do a little to sate the appetite for diesels for now. There will be more diesels later I promise!

Winchester Castle and Black 5 cross near Green Bridge:

Hymek and Black 5 (inc. NoRMan!) cross on Green Bridge
Same trains passing each other through the station:
This one is just called 'timing' ;) :

Cheers guys. I shall be putting on some stills at some point too

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Postby Sprintex » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:11 am

Bluddy good videos again Tim, last one is superb with the timing out of and into the elevated section/tunnel 8)



Postby Lofty » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:22 am

The Hymec is getting closer to the real thing :roll:

I actually bought a Hymec (I suppose it was in the late 60’s :oops: ) it had long since stopped working so I donated the chassis to another forum member. The body is now on my ‘To do’ list waiting to be cut up for the breakers yard


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Postby TerryB » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:32 am

8) Hi Tim ......excellent videos matey ..........I might just watch them all again tonight if theres nuffin worth watchin' on TV :wink:
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Postby waz » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:33 am

Hi Tim !!!!

Well, what a collection of splended video clips that is. It's been well worth the wait.

The only crit is that you didn't work on them and make a 4-5min video. I just wish I had hold of the clips to edit.

Bloody well done !!!!!! I am very envious of your garden layout.

My Very Best Regards


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Postby Class 60 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:53 am


Superb Vids mate, enjoyed watching all of them - Its great to see your layout running in the "flesh" so to speak. :)

Best Regards 8)


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Postby thebuisnessman » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:19 pm

Lovely Stuff Tim 8)

The NoRMan vids are smashing too! The Hymek/5 Vid is tops :D

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Postby peak » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:15 pm

Fantastic Tim.
I know you have had a lot of trials and tribulations while building this layout, So it's really nice to see moving trains running round your garden.
If I was you I'd spend a few weeks just playing and enjoying yourself.
It must be very relaxing to sit in a nice chair and just watch!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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