Garden Railway Woes

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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby End2end » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:03 pm

You could always replace the mower with a natural alternative.
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Lancastrian » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Ha Ha, now that's a thought. and a lot easier. :D
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby End2end » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:53 pm

You'll just need to find a place for the O gauge "ballast"? :shock:
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Lancastrian » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:02 pm

End2end wrote:You'll just need to find a place for the O gauge "ballast"? :shock:
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Emettman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Lancastrian wrote:An unusual but very interesting set up Chris, I like it. :D


End-to-end with a "handover" passing loop half way. A "round and round" option for those other occasions, such as weeding.

In 10 years the track plan developed twice more, and the last version was what I put in this garden, just expanded and curves eased.
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby GWR_fan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am

My relatively extensive outdoor railway (Gscalenut on You-tube) was raised approximately 600 mm. It keeps the track clear of the vegetation, however, a downside is stepping over it. Not so bad with a single track but dual rail would perhaps need a sort of stile arrangement. I lost count of the number of times in stepping over the raised track that my trailing leg clipped the top of the rail either tripping me over or cutting my toes/feet.

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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:16 am

GWR_fan wrote:My relatively extensive outdoor railway (Gscalenut on You-tube) was raised approximately 600 mm. It keeps the track clear of the vegetation, however, a downside is stepping over it. Not so bad with a single track but dual rail would perhaps need a sort of stile arrangement. I lost count of the number of times in stepping over the raised track that my trailing leg clipped the top of the rail either tripping me over or cutting my toes/feet.
Thanks GWR, the height is my main concern for that very reason. I am bad enough now with the track at floor level, so some sort of 'hinged track' is a possibility.
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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Emettman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:56 am

Lancastrian wrote: I am bad enough now with the track at floor level, so some sort of 'hinged track' is a possibility.


I built a lifting bridge (one end pivot) on my previous railway which worked well, even carrying current across it.

Depending on the height of the track, a garden gate is a possibility.
(track alignment to be done on the "perfect archer" principle, if you you know it.)

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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Emettman wrote: I built a lifting bridge (one end pivot) on my previous railway which worked well, even carrying current across it. Depending on the height of the track, a garden gate is a possibility.
(track alignment to be done on the "perfect archer" principle, if you you know it.)

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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:42 pm

Who’s building this layout? Is it you or Chris? :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: Garden Railway Woes

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:05 pm

glencairn wrote:Who’s building this layout? Is it you or Chris? :mrgreen: :lol:

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