Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Railway in the Garden

After watching James May's second (this time successful) attempt at running a Hornby train to Barnstaple, the idea formed for a railway in the remoter parts of our garden. An initial survey showed that a gradient would be necessary, and after tests with several engines and up to 12 coaches, 1 in 50 was chosen as the ruling maximum, with short stretches of 1 in 40. The first picture shows the gradient trials under way, with a 9F pulling 8 coaches up 1 in 40.

It wasn't long before a brick embankment had appeared.  A removable section is required, in front of the gate, achieved with a plywood viaduct.

To check out the basic construction techniques, a short section of temporary track was laid.

... followed by a test with the part-completed viaduct, to assess whether a sound-deadening underlay is needed.

1 comment:

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