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Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:12 pm
by royjess
I've just posted some pics on the previous page.

Hanging the home made jam jar lanterns from some Sheppard's hooks

ImageIMG_3617 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3640 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3616 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3615 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Here is a video of our garden taken a few weeks ago, by adding some enchanting music in the background really adds to the atmosphere



Here is the illuminations by night


Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:07 pm
by Morris
Enjoyed that Roy! However, I made the mistake of showing it to SWMBO....I'm being told I could do that in ours.... :?

Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:19 pm
by royjess
I'm glad that you and SWMBO... are enjoying our garden if there anything you would like to know more about or what products we used or how we achieved certain things? Just ask :)

Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:33 pm
by royjess
Our garden was beginning to look lovely, the rest of our new ornate plants had started to flower until a couple of weeks a go we had that very heavy down pour of rain which our garden ended up looking like a large lake. The following week was followed by very strong winds.

Most of the garden and our railway survived, but unfortunately I lost a few of our plants that we planted just before the summer, these hadn't had the chance to establish and decided to die off soon after the extreme weather. I'm planning to replace these next year by growing them from seeds.

The inside of our locomotive weather proof electrical boxes remain completely dry and unaffected, they did their job in protecting the electrics from the weather. However the Velcro fixtures were not doing a great job of holding the control boxes, transformers and extension lead in place. So I decided to replace the Velcro with some ply and 2x1 PSE wood which I can then screw the control boxes, transformers and extension lead to.

ImageIMG_3762 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3763 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

A couple of our stick insects have recently past away. They are getting old and have live well past their life expectancy. We still have a good few stick insects left and within the last week, we have had 10 babies ones hatched, we had to freeze the remaining eggs to prevent too many hatching.

This is our fairy garden lit up at night (our final resting place for our stick insets)

ImageIMG_3716 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

One of the things that I wanted for the garden was a crazy golf course, I manage to make one out of some spare wood. This is a working progress, but is currently playable. I plan to add more modular sections to this so that I can arrange it in various ways to alter the course. This will eventually be painted with some wood preserver and covered with some fake grass. I've made some temporary obstacles including a ramp and some arches which can be positions in various ways or removed to give a variation of play. I'm hoping to make some proper themeing obstacles for this golf course.

ImageIMG_3759 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

It looks like summer has ended weather wise quiet early this year, I'm hoping to get more done this year, subject to the weather, time and budget.

Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:31 pm
by Mark
Nice work with the Crazy Golf! Glad the bad weather didn’t do any serious damage.

Re: G Gauge - Enchanted Garden Railway

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 pm
by royjess
Thanks Mark. I've some more garden projects to keep me busy over the winter.