Monthly Archives: May 2014

Old magic

Quite a lot more progress in the last couple of days: the new excavations have been landscaped and track laying has started. I remembered why ground level lines are hard work – but as the track went down and ballasting commenced, … Continue reading

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Trackbed done; back and knees likewise.

Building a garden railway is just a little different from working in 2mm scale. Tools of choice are spade and angle-grinder; materials are bricks and concrete. The stone cei was breached last night when Robertshaw Associates called with their specialist … Continue reading

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And the band played on…

I’ve been admonished for having nothing much in the traditional music section of this blog – so here is a picture of my band playing a concert at the local arts centre about ten days ago. Playing concert and festival … Continue reading

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Mostly more earthworks

Further progress in the last few days, and indeed this afternoon, before the rain started. Most of the back straight of the new loop has now been excavated and graded. It’s quite tricky, being right up against the house, and … Continue reading

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Further progress

More progress today, with the new track bed graded and cemented in place, and the rest of  the new foundations for the station completed. The station building slab has also been raised to match. Track has been laid out just … Continue reading

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More navvying

The past few weeks have seen further intermittent progress on the civils front. Minffordd has had its old platform removed, the slate edging carefully stored for re-use – and the most of the site has now been re-levelled with a … Continue reading

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