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Postby Mark » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:10 pm

Here’s my marble run diverter.

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Postby Morris » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:15 pm

Cool golf course, Roy..
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Postby royjess » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:39 am

Thanks Morris

Mark wrote:Here’s my marble run diverter.

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Looks cool, that has given me a twisted idea :twisted: . I could make one for when I play against another person. My turn first, I will hit the ball into the first hole and it comes out the other side towards the final hole. Then when it's my opponent's go, I would love to see their face when they hit the ball into the first hole for it only to be rejected and sent back to the tee off area :laughing-rolling:
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Postby Mark » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:52 am

Until you forget which way it’s due to eject :laughing-rolling:
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Postby royjess » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:59 pm

I can see that be your luck Mark, I'm too competitive to let that happen :laughing-rolling:

Our patio set has seen better days. I've two sets, a large patio table and chairs where the table top is larger but cracked and a nice smaller fancy bistro set that has a decent table but the chairs cracked last summer and no longer safe to sit on.

So time for a new patio set? :think:

What would be really nice is something that will go with our Enchanted theming :think:

My bucket toadstool could double up as a toadstool theme stall

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So I'm going to make two more bucket toadstools to make some patio seats

And I've taken a composting bin that I no longer use and trimmed it down. Then I taken our larger of the two tables, I removed the legs and attached it to the to trimmed down composting bin

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You can see where I'm going with this? I'm going to transform this into a giant toadstool table.

I repaired the cracks and holes in the table top by bridging the gap with some duck tape and then painting some fibre glass paint over the top.

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Postby royjess » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:32 pm

Timber arrived today, so I made a start on the shed apex edging. I cut the timber to shape and now I'm pre-treating it before staining it. I should have the apex edging/trim up by the weekend.

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I've also some timber to carry on making my mini golf. Even thou the mini golf is a working progress, it has been lovey weather here and I spent the day in the garden yesterday and I also tested out the mini golf course. I'm very pleased with it so far and it works well, most of the courses are challenging and I keep discovering more and more different course that the modular system can be made into. I'm hoping to be at the stage soon that I can pre-treat and stain it.
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby Morris » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:24 pm

Awesome sauce, Roy!
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:24 pm

Just over 2 months of hard work, the shed is now complete. I knew that this was going to be a big job, but it was a bigger job than I imagine, but it was worth it

here is the final result

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Postby Morris » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:55 pm

Nice work Roy!
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Postby Mark » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:15 am

Love the 'hat' on the shed. Wonderful attention to detail.

Can we come round for an unexpected party :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:24 am

Thanks Guys,

If you are ever in Norfolk, just drop me a line and you be welcome to come and visit our garden (subject to good weather and SWMBO permission)
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Postby Mark » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:59 am

It would be a pleasure to meet up with you when circumstances finally permit Roy.
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Postby royjess » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:32 pm

That will be nice Mark, I'm sure the crazy golf will be finished by then I can challenge you to a round, hopefully the alternative ball diverter idea that you gave me will be ready by then which will put me at an advantage ;)

Winter weather (photo taken yesterday) will delay me relaying the patio as it is too cold to use cement to prevent frost damage. So back to sorting out my mini/crazy golf

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The 1x1 PSE timber were added to prevent the ball coming off the obstacles

The directional ball dive

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The funnel hill, the down side has higher side to prevent the balls from shooting over the edge as it goes over the brow of the hill

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The big hill....

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...which converts into a target hill by removing the top two 1x1 sides which are held in place by dowel rods and also by removing one of the sides that is held in place by magnets...

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....and then the whole thing is rolled over on end....

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...the removable side is then hooked up on the bar inside to make an exit ramp

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All the timber has now been pre-treated with rot treatment and I'm now in the middle of staining it, there is quiet a lot of timber to stain
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:53 pm

Today, I turned my attention to the patio table and stool set

I took the circle timber that I cut out and edge it with some foam pipe insulation. Held in place with some tape and staples

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I place a circle cushion filler in the centre

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I covered it with PVC red and white polka dot fabric

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The buckets were covered with some hessian fabric

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I then screw the seats to the buckets. I also covered the table with the pvc and hessian fabric and this is the result

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I've ran out of the pvc fabric to make up my golf toadstool, but I've more on order
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby Morris » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:06 pm

Lot’sa imagination there, Roy. Really cool!
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:41 am

You have some great ideas Roy!
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:21 am

Thanks, the idea and method for the toadstools I researched and found on line, so not totally my idea. However using the compost bin and turning that into a table is mine inspired by the toadstools seats
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Postby royjess » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:02 am

Just a quick photo of one of the mini golf boards showing them stained before I put the finishing touches to them

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