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G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Tue May 26, 2020 8:38 pm

I've many modelling projects that I have started but have also been on hold due to either budget, lack of time or space. But I'm working towards getting them finished at some point.

Despite all the above, I decided to start another modelling project. This is probably going to be my biggest to date. I'm expecting a package from Jadlam Toys & Models. I think the lock-down has gone to my head as I completely blown our budget and I'm expecting a large package or two to be delivered some time tomorrow (according to the courier).

This is going to be a big project, and our biggest yet taking up a large amount of space, but not to worry as Jess and I have already decided where this will end up being displayed.

Oh by the way, with regards to the title of this thread, Jess dose know about this new project and it was her that initially ask for me to build one.

The big question is, can you guess what it is?

Hopefully if the package arrives in one piece and on time, I'll be able to reveal what it is tomorrow and start a diary build.
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Postby Morris » Tue May 26, 2020 9:05 pm

A big ship diorama?
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Postby royjess » Tue May 26, 2020 9:19 pm

Morris wrote:A big ship diorama?


No, not a ship
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Postby number1 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:22 pm

A Railway project?
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Postby royjess » Wed May 27, 2020 8:24 am

number1 wrote:A Railway project?


You know Jess, of course, she demanded that we run Steam Locos only, no diesel trains allowed.

But what Gauge?
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Postby number1 » Wed May 27, 2020 9:07 am

"0" guage?
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Postby royjess » Wed May 27, 2020 11:03 am

number1 wrote:"0" guage?


No not "0" gauge,

Looks like two parcels are due to be delivered over lunch time :D
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Postby Morris » Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 pm

HO? (Not very knowledgable on train scales, but like watching / reading the articles :? )
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G Gauge - Enchanted Railway Garden

Postby royjess » Wed May 27, 2020 7:09 pm

Morris wrote:HO? (Not very knowledgable on train scales, but like watching / reading the articles :? )



No, not HO,

This time we are going bigger than ever for a railway set. G gauge, "G" don't stand for Garden.

There is no more room inside our home for a railway, but we have a reasonable large garden. We had planned to sort out the front garden, our wall needed some attention, we might knocked it down as it is listing over, it's becoming dangerously unstable, so I am going to either rebuild it or replace it with pvc post and chain.

Our Shed needs to be refurbish as the floor has rotten and I keep putting my foot through the floor. Our garage side door has rotten too and need replacing.

All the above was in the planning for this year, but with the current covid-19 shielding, meaning that we were spending more time in the garden as oppose to going out, this has pushed me into doing up and transforming the garden.

I will post and up date you soon with what I have done so far to the garden and further progress.

Today our delivery of the parcels was on time, but only 2 of the 3 packages was dropped off. So one of the boxes went missing before it was delivered. I have contacted both the seller and the courier company about this.

One of the boxes was very large

ImageIMG_3271 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The smaller box contains the track extension pack

ImageIMG_3273 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The large box contained the train starter set .

I will unpack these soon and post an update on the contents and possibly a video of the train in action.

ImageIMG_3272 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The missing package also contains another starter set.

I plan to have the layout in the back garden, laying the track will take some work as real landscaping is required, laying down good foundations for the track to ensure that the track don't move as well to keep weeds and grass at bay from growing amongst the track bed.

To be continued...
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby royjess » Thu May 28, 2020 9:51 pm

Today the missing parcel turned up.

The electrical wires are clamped onto the track with screws, the black box in-between the track is a magnet to trigger the sound effects on the loco.

ImageIMG_3281 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Weatherproof controller, but they don't recommend that you leave it outside when not in use

ImageIMG_3282 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Not so weatherproof transformer, which is recommended to keep inside

ImageIMG_3280 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Loco's and rolling stock

ImageIMG_3287 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3289 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3288 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3290 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The back train has smoke and sound effects fitted, but you can easily fit smoke and sound kits to the green loco which don't have any fitted.

There are not our first G gauge trains, we have a battery operated Christmas train which we have owned for a few years and use to come out Christmas time until we ran out of space in the home. This can be run on the electric track, obvious running on battery power and not the electrics

ImageIMG_3291 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Our patio needs a good jet wash and relaying, something that is on my to do list.

I will explain more on our options with layout and theming at a later date.

In the mean time enjoy



To be continued....
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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

Postby Morris » Thu May 28, 2020 10:24 pm

That is so cool!
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