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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Back again after a long absence. In the meantime, I´ve been doing any number of things on the K&WNR, most of them probably in the category of "random improvements". But I have started to design a rack railway section to the railway. I´ll try to upload a photo of the mock-up. Now if I could only find a prototype to justify this rash decision ...
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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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k&nwlr wrote:
Now if I could only find a prototype to justify this rash decision ...

I'm guessing there's plenty in your neck of the woods!

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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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Post some photos. If there's a prototype out there, we'll help you find it!

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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And now the "take your mind off things by planting some more trees" ...bit


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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Or simply take photographs of work that hasn´t yet been done ... oh yes, and plant another tree.

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Where is I.K. Brunel when you need him? ..... no prizes for spotting the authentically continental support structure
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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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It's bad enough building a Rack Railway but using "Beaune" boxes as supports.... Rolling Eyes

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dtsteam

dtsteam

Location : Preston, England

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Given that your railway is entirely live steam and British, it would seem reasonable to tempt you with a spot of wooden bodied french electric
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Location : Preston, England

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However if you must have steam, Langres looks interesting, especially as the train terminated not far past the viaduct as far as I can tell

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Location : Preston, England

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Given that the only Britsh steam option is basically Swiss, then I'm afraid you may have to bail out and build a funicular instead. Personally, given the Portmeirion theme, I'd go for a Great Orme car.
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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dtsteam wrote:
Given that your railway is entirely live steam and British, it would seem reasonable to tempt you with a spot of wooden bodied french electric
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I´ve been thinking hard about the wooden bodied coaches - and have looked at a number of prototypes. The engine that I have on order is - however - a Rigi No. 7 (Swiss) from Regner.
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Location : Preston, England

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Arrrgghh... fell for that one Razz
Seriously, I hope you enjoy the regner. Yours will hopefully be one of the few that ever gets run. How long will the track be and whose rack will you use ? Oh and what sort of reversing has it got ?
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Location : Alsace, France

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Thanks. I´m thinking seriously about radio control for the obvious reasons related to the fact that what goes up does not necessarily automatically come down. I think that the Regner loco is designed to work with the LGB rack railway system - although I suppose one could build one´s own ....
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

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Thought about sending the rack railway up here, but there´s not really enough space.
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mike

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Location : sunny whitworth, near bacup, rossendale

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looks beautifull as it is to me
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Paulus

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Location : The Netherlands

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Now if I could only find a prototype to justify this rash decision ...

Could the Snowdon Mountain Railway in Wales be a good prototype? Some interesting locomotives as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon_Mountain_Railway
http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/gallery.php
http://www.narrow-gauge-pleasure.co.uk/railways/rlysnowdon.aspx


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Location : Alsace, France

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Paulus wrote:

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Now if I could only find a prototype to justify this rash decision ...

Could the Snowdon Mountain Railway in Wales be a good prototype? Some interesting locomotives as well.

http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/gallery.php
http://www.narrow-gauge-pleasure.co.uk/railways/rlysnowdon.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon_Mountain_Railway

Of course, you´re right. Snowdon is the only British prototype, and if I remember the locomotives were made by SLM in Winterthur, but I stand to be corrected.
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Location : Alsace, France

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Having failed to find a way to build a staircase from the top loop to the bottom loop to allow visitors to Portmeirion to climb down to the proposed rack railway, I have decided on a building in the style of one of the Portmeirion gatehouses. Really it´s a staircase, not a building, and it has a door on the rear side on the upper floor which currently leads to oblivion. I´ll build a bridge using parts of a GRS GWR footbridge from the building to the upper level track (or possible even to the level of Portmeirion), to prevent too many injuries amongst the patrons. The mock-up of the viaduct for the rack railway is there to show that the platform might even be at the right level ....

K&NWLR: Rack railway station by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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dtsteam

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Location : Preston, England

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Absolutely spot-on. If he'd have built a staircase to a rack railway, that's exactly how it would have looked. Where are the pantiles on the roof from ?
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Location : Alsace, France

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dtsteam wrote:
Absolutely spot-on. If he'd have built a staircase to a rack railway, that's exactly how it would have looked. Where are the pantiles on the roof from ?
Many thanks. The pantiles are sourced from back2bay6.net (Steve) who imports stuff from the USA. Since he tends to order in large quantities, sometimes you´re lucky and he´s got the stuff, sometimes it´s still in transit. I also used his plastic sheet pavement on the platform of the company warehouse as well, where - with a little paint - it does very well as slate.
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Location : Alsace, France

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K&NWLR: First section of rackrail viaduct by kandnwlr, on Flickr
One section of the rack railway viaduct temporarily in place.
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I couldn´t resist trying to fit this into place, even though I need to get the rack railway lined up and nailed down before trying to be clever and attempting to stick this into the landscape on the upper loop.

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