Saturday, 16 November 2013


Himself has been continuing to create the culverts I showed you a couple of days ago.

While the basic trackbed outline can be laid quite quickly its the little details like these which can take quite a time to build which really make the difference I believe.

To start with here's a shot of the culvert before installation. You can see how it has now received its capping of random vertical slates - offcuts of styrene - glued into the top.

Behind it is a smaller structure which is another drain which is positioned at the back of the layout where the stream emerges from Cutting Mawr.

And here's a picture of that one in position.

At the other (lower) end of the bend you can see where the first culvert sits. It is, in fact, under the farm track rather than the railway which is up above on stilts. The stream passes though the embankment in another large pipe which is represented by the other length of brass tube in the picture.

Only the very ends of the pipe will be visible poking out from the embankment when the scenery is completed here, of course.

Finally, here's a close up view from the other side showing how the pipe feeds into the culvert.

The water in this steam connects with others which flow into the low lying area that originally helped to supply the old reservoir that served the Goat Hotel. There was once an aqueduct which bridged the cutting just before the tunnel.

By the time the railway came to be restored here it had collapsed into the cutting and was removed.

So, you see, it's not all just about rivet counting this railway modelling game, you get to study hydrology too!

1 comment:

  1. We get a lot of hydrology up here in Gwynedd. Had a lot today in fact. Looking fab.

    John W