Hello Christine Your Garden layout is really coming along well. I note you said you used ( Anyrail ) for your planning. I have anyrail but could not find any Lgb G scale track system on there I am also planning a Garden layout along the Harz & Rhb which is my big interest. Thank you BabsLatest Progress.
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This is not to scale plan of the line. It is built on a raised bed 2 feet high and 27.5 feet by 13 feet. I drew this up with AnyRail software but i haven't really got to grips with it yet hence the passing loop not being parallel! Trackwork is complete around 3 sides but at the top of the diagram the track shown is only a rough idea at present. I will make a small pond and stream in this area and will decide the exact route of the line when the pond is completed. I am not sure if the line will run alongside the water or if there will be enough room to curve the line so that it can cross the water on a bridge which will look more interesting.
I may have enough track to make a temporary straight run along the top so that trains can be run round the complete circuit in the interim. I tested the track yesterday late afteernoon between heavy rain showers using the battery powered railcar "Emily". She ran along the entire length without derailing, so far so good. I will have to leave the top right curve to settle for a few days as this is laid on a foundation of sharp sand and stones so will settle a bit. The station and freight yard is laid on thermalite blocks plugged and screwed.
I have also made the station building from a Pola kit, this is waiting to be installed, I had varnished the station name board which have been printed on the computer and some parts I painted with acrylic paint to tone the "plasticness" look down. This is the roof and the boardwalk platform. If it is dry later on this will be placed by the passing loop.
I will take more photographs soon.