All of a sudden the building consent comes
through and the builders are off.
I marked out where the track is going so that things
like water tanks don't get plopped down in the wrong
place. It looks better on the ground than it does on
paper. They have dug the foundations for the house and
the driveway. It's looking good!
I think I am going to abandon the idea of a tunnel;
it is simply proving too costly.
This video was taken by walking the
future trackbed. Sorry about the bumpy ride, I now know
why movie camera's have the steady-cam thingies - it is
REALLY difficult to keep the camera steady when you walk
across a field! I haven't chosen a name for the track
yet, but Whatawhata Live Steamers is a contender.
I have just spent a couple of hours with
AutoCAD drawing up the locoshed and turntable. I am
sending the drawings off to get a quote.
I visited the
Wimberley Blanco and Southern (a
private track just outside San Antonio, TX) on our trip back
to the UK. It is an awesome track and the first I
have visited in the US.
Palmerston North Model Engineering Club (PNMEC) is holding
their annual Open Weekend over the 5th and 6th of March, at
their track in Mariner Reserve, Palmerston North. The club
The house is making progress - though nothing on the
railway as yet.
Wow. I just realised that it has been months since I
wrote anything here!
The house is coming along, but the
builder has been let down by a supplier who is getting
something in from overseas.
It is however time to start
thinking about the railway again. I have been toying with
the idea of a tunnel for months and had consigned it to the
"too hard basket". Then the builder gives me a phone number
for someone who has three lengths of left over concrete
conduit 1.6m x 1m by 1.5m long. This tipped on its side
would make an almost ideal tunnel. I am going to give the
guy a call and make him an offer.