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Some of the W&MR is on the ground in a gravel roadbed, and some is elevated through gardens.
The Wettington and Mahawatu Railway Company has reformed and work has commenced on the Wettington and Mahawatu Railway Mark 3. I'll call it Version 3.
More continuous running
The recently demolished Wettington and Mahawatu Railway will be back.
A marriage breakup led to the need to sell the house. So the railroad had to be demolished. It has been gone for a few months but I only now felt like blogging about it.
The Wettington and Mahawatu Railway finally has its trestle bridge.
The throat into the Wettington storage shed was re-laid with Peco medium-radius turnouts. they are cheaper, look good, and seem better quality than Aristocraft.
A few of the garden railway club came around on Friday evening for some casual running
A most succcessful day was had with a dozen friends from the garden railway club.
Two live steamers. The steam-up track proved its worth.
Time to make some notes on the Gwire radio control system I am using.
The railroad will have a steep spiral track climbing a "mountain" to test the climbing abilities of folks' Shays etc...
here we see the second rail line snaking through the trees. The first higher line is above it, almost finished (some paint touchup).
The new train shed is done.
Based on a custom-made DuraTuf shed kit: I ordered a special one only 1.2m high, all one dark colour (no trim colour), with double doors for maximum access.
First test run of the Airwire radio-controlled Bachman 2-6-0 was about 1st of march 2012. of course I didn't think to photograph or video.
The upside (and downside) of laying in ballast is that the track layout can be changed. This curve is too tight:
The original timber lawn edging performed a retaining function at the top of a steepish slope so i didn't want to remove it but the "creekbed" ran under it, as we saw in a previous post.
ooops nearly forgot the drainage - had to retrofit it into the roadbed.
Digging and laying out roadbed ballast.
With an initial plan for a loop, a turning wye, two towns, all on a small lawn and an extension under the deck to a storage shed, i
We are in our new house, and the Wellington Garden Rail club have been around already for one track planning convocation.
The South Pacific Lines is down to only one railroad now, the Wettington and Mahawatu outdoor G scale, Mark II.
Port Bonifacio, HO
Jack's layout, N
South Pacific Lines, HO
Wettington and Mahawatu outdoor G scale, Mark I
Useful documents you can download, including
Digitrax UT4 pocket handbook
Digitrax Zephyr reference card
SPL's Crew Handbook
SPL incident report