RailFest is only a couple of months away and the outdoor layout has to be up and running by then! As a result, Harry Gleeson is putting in extra time getting it completed and isn’t letting some of the wet stuff stop him — good on you Harry!
A Saturday busy bee was organised on 16 July 2022 to complete the removal of the old G Gauge pond structure — with generous assistance of Rail Heritage with the use of their front-end loader to the bulk of the heavy lifting!
A selection of photos from the day of activity courtesy of Garry West.
The old G Gauge garden railway front pond section at the club was well past its best. The pond liner was leaking so got drained and filled with sand a couple of years ago. The fibre cement sheeting used as a retaining wall was cracking and splitting causing subsidence problems and on going running issues.
So the decision was made to pull it all out and rebuild it using steel framing — the same technique that was used to rebuild the G Gauge yard out the back of the club.
This collection of photos from Garry West shows the demolition crew hard at work on 29 June 2022.