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 Welcome to Motley Junction
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This was the first garden railway built at the same time as the Conifer Railway. It had a TT gauge circle over the pond which was removed after a year as it just didn’t run well and a double S bend on the two 00 tracks which was taken out after the first year due to constant derailments. It was marine plywood and garden felt covering. It lasted 10 years. I have reused the PECO code 100 track on it on other Motley Layouts since. Many happy times watching long trains move round the two tracks..
The old Garden Railway fell apart and so when I retired  I asked a good friend who was a carpenter to build me a new garden layout. I have a lot of stock and so I wanted six tracks – all PECO code 100 wooden sleeper.He used tantalised wood; the layout is supported on wooden piers with iron rods keeping them off the soil so they should not rot. The surface was covered in a felt repaired mixture that cost £100 a tin but should keep the rain and damp out. The sides are a flexible plastic that was white and I have since painted it green to get it to blend into the garden.
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The new 6-track layout ran very well but there was a tight curve near the control panel and it looked very “toy train” when the stock lurched round it, so the solution was a tunnel designed by my carpenter friend –very modern!.
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Running 6-tracks can be hairy at times but it also keeps me very busy. With no points there are few derailments.
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So, what can you see? FM Rail Blue Pullman, Network Rail HST set (short Hornby Mk III's), Ex Livery HST, Cl 33 with SR green MK 1’s and Scottish tourist set of Mk II’s with Tri-ang 101 as the observation car with large logo 37 on the front.
GARDEN 4 TRACK AS OF OCTOBER 2018..
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What the new 6-track replaced.
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As of 2016 the Garden Railway is 5-track with a loop in the holly bush on the outside track for storage. HST’s; Lima Midland and Hornby Virgin.
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A4 Bittern with two tenders
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Bachmann Blue Peter
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Princess Margaret Rose
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October 2018. 4 track and 4 platforms: all on the outer tracks.
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All new PECO Streamline 100 wooden sleeper track with new rail joiners. The outer track took 15 yard lengths so about 30 circuits equals a scale mile. The old track I took up was used to relay the Conifer Railway with new rail joiners and its was used on Motley Motive Power. Years in the UK weather had not broken it down. I had used the concrete sleeper grey track on the first Conifer railway and the grey plastic broke up so it looks like it doesn't like the outdoor life.
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