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Jonathan Kinghorn08/08/2021 11:30:43
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I did paint the tunnel portal, like all structures for my project it is scratch built. All card and wood in this case, including dolls house moldings for the fancy bits. It needs a lot more weathering--the real portal is still black with soot today. The portal will be largely buried in a cutting.

Richard Simpson08/08/2021 16:19:01
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That will look superb.

Ray Wood 230/08/2021 15:49:44
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Hi All,

Well not strictly model railways, but along the same lines

This is my 5" gauge Terrier tank engine Boxhill, the model designed by Martin Evans in Model Engineer magazine the chassis has inside cylinders and needs the valve gear to be completed before I can air test it. The copper boiler I had professionally made 20 years ago , this has been a 25 year project so far, I'm not rushing and only do another part when I'm in the mood.

Unfortunately the cost of having a boiler made and the price of the casting these days far out weighs the value of the finished locomotive, but it's a lot of satisfaction along the way andboxhill 300821.jpg if it ever gets finished (The Hornby 00 version for size comparison)

Regards Ray

Richard Simpson30/08/2021 17:46:16
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Absolutely fantastic Ray. Reminds me of those amazing exhibits at the Model Engineering shows that I miss so much!

Edited By Richard Simpson on 30/08/2021 17:46:27

gecon31/08/2021 13:56:47
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Oh-Oh; I'm being inspired by these posts! Used to have digitalised Hornby and Fleischmann HO sets. Later downsized to Fleisch' N-scale. Think I might have space for a small Z-gauge Christmas theme layout. Have to go for Marklin Mini-Club I suppose. A bit pricey, but don't have the space for anything else. Have to try to get SWMBO in the Xmas spirit soon. Can start by buying in the Bristol Cream maybe laugh Babbling again.....

George

Bob Abell13/09/2021 11:07:50
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Found this old photo of my late twin brother`s Garden Railway layout, built in his roof space about twenty years ago

It was most elaborate and impressive

He later went over to the Lego Loco`s genre and many of his specials appear on the Lego website

Bob

geoff`s loco track.jpg

Richard Simpson13/09/2021 11:35:58
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Very atmospheric Bob. I can't help but ponder over the question of how a railway built in a roof space becomes a garden railway. Did it use very high viaducts or very steep inclines?!

Ray Wood 213/09/2021 12:05:07
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Hi All,

As we live in Kent and being called the Garden of England (by some) this is my garden railway Hercules at Dungeness station of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railways, some advantages to nothercules 100921.jpg working on Fridays now

I have loved this railway as long as I can remember as we had holidays at Greatstone back in the 60's and fortunately my grandchildren live close to the line !!

Regards Ray

Richard Simpson13/09/2021 12:11:36
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Absolutely beautiful Ray. What a stunning piece of model engineering.

Bob Abell13/09/2021 17:44:20
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Richard, are you saying, that you have never heard of a Roof Garden?

You`ve at sea too long!

Bob

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