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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 04:12 am
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This is a photographic and written record of the birth and development of my garden railway. I used to own and operate a company manufacturing concrete products for garden railways and a small shop selling garden railway equipment called tuxcraft.com and had a small display layout as a side line to my main occupation, but illness has forced redundancy on me. So my wife (Margaret) and I move into a small bungalow and retired. It wasn't long before the railway bug bit again and a start was made, with the help of the wife and several mates from the G Scale club I belong too.  So here is the rough canvas I had to work with and of course my chief engineer.

 







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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 07:31 am
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Good staring place Mr Gnome! Looking forward to seeing developments :-)



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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 11:10 am
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The starting point was in the old garage that we turned into a train room followed by a loop out side a back again.







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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 11:15 am
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The chief engineer  hard at work and a look at the first loop to be put in.







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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 11:30 am
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Whoa!

I can just imagine getting my wife to mix concrete---even when she was younger.

I think that I'd best delete that from my screen before she sees it, and goes off on a rant.


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My train room and the first loop











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we thought that some meat over the track was needed to hide it a bit








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Wow, I like that "stone" viaduct!



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Ray Dunakin wrote: Wow, I like that "stone" viaduct!
Thats some of the bits I used to produce and sell in my shop. the whole range can be seen on my old web site tuxcraft.com.



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last stage of construction.










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