7mm Watery Lane

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by iploffy, 15 April 2010.

  1. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Construction and earth works so far(that was in 2008) after digging the garden, footings were put in
     

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  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    :shock: :shock: thats some earthworks, what are you doing with the muck you have dug out?
     
  3. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    And so the saga continues
     

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  4. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    My kind of gardening :laugh: :laugh:

    Excellent to see another outdoors jobbie - I look forward to further developments :thumbs:
     
  5. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    and the saga continues
     

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  6. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    And on we go
     

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  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Wow! That's a lot earthworks, but I bets it's nice to sit with a beer and watch the trains :D
    I'm getting rather jealous of all these garden railways :scratch:
     
  8. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Those first few bring back memory's, I had to do a similar landscaping job on my garden before the real fun could begin :thumbs:
    Phill :wave:
     
  9. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    I too remember the first few pics :thumbs: . These forums are so insperational. You have progressed very well. I love it :drool: please keep the pics coming as i'm sure i'm not the only one that gets the pleasure from seeing a project like this develope :bowdown: :bowdown:
    Rob :wave:
     
  10. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Dug a big hole and buried it SERIOUSLY as part of the garden is over some old sand workings I got a builder friend of mine to ok the type of sand that was being dug out and used it in the concrete for some of the non load bearing footings and then whacked what was left in the hole the remainder went to a friends house to fill up a crater (ex fish pond) hard work but worth it

    Ian
     
  11. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    A good looking and really well built project with some serious running potential from the looks of it, that double junction is deeply impressive :thumbs:
     
  12. westernfan

    westernfan Western Thunderer

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Well done Ian . Good to see how the ground work is done, what ampage is your controller
     
  13. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    At the moment I am using a normal Duette controller but I have put in place a ring main carrying traction power under the boards and these are connected via droppers to the rails so add to that I am using copper house wire with a cross surface area of 2.5mm it should theoretically negating current losses so enabelling me to use lower current controllers. Well thats the theory anyway

    Ian
     
  14. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    just a few more pics then we are up to date
     

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  15. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    At the moment I am using a normal Duette controller but I have put in place a ring main carrying traction power under the boards and these are connected via droppers to the rails so add to that I am using copper house wire with a cross surface area of 2.5mm it should theoretically negating current losses so enabelling me to use lower current controllers. Well thats the theory anyway

    Ian[/quote:202nxgz7]
    You will need more amps if you get any Heljan's ;)
     
  16. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    At the moment I am using a normal Duette controller but I have put in place a ring main carrying traction power under the boards and these are connected via droppers to the rails so add to that I am using copper house wire with a cross surface area of 2.5mm it should theoretically negating current losses so enabelling me to use lower current controllers. Well thats the theory anyway

    Ian[/quote:1wudtb9b]
    You will need more amps if you get any Heljan's ;)[/quote:1wudtb9b]
    Do the lights flicker in your street when the layout is in use? :laugh: :laugh:
     
  17. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    And today's offering been busy today will finish  the pillers off on saturday
     

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  18. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Hi Ian, :drool: :drool: i love it :thumbs: . How long has it took you roughly to get to this point ?. Also about your shed, have you insulated it ? and if so how have you done it ?. Sorry for all the questions it's just i'm trying to get as much info about sheds before i start mine.
    Rob :wave:
     
  19. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Really impressed when I saw it yesterday, it's going to swallow up a ten coach train!
     
  20. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Tipton and Dudley port in the garden

    Hi rob :wave:

    ask all the questions you like and feel free to give any comments on how you think I can make the layout better

    In answer to your question about time as the garden is being done at the same time is taken about 3 years, the garden is part of the layout ( and not the other way round). So consequently not all of the time available is spent on the railway as I would like but it gives me an excuse to go out there when I want. The shed is not insulated at the moment but it will be I will be using fiber glass rolls used in loft insulation and then covering it with damp proof membrane to seal it. We have planning permission for a new kitchen on the back of the house and it will cover the living room french doors these I hope will aquired for the shed and used in place of the rotten double doors.

    Ian