I’d already a plan in my head for ‘Phase 2’ of the Moel Rhos Railway – to reach the shed. So that’s the goal for this summer. This involves coming off the existing line (using the points I sneaked in last year) and crossing two thoroughfares above ground level – so two bridges will be required.
These photos show the course of the proposed line, taken when work had only just started digging holes for the support for the first bridge.
At this point I don’t possess the patience to build ‘model’ bridges, so I’m simply going to construct a functional means to allow both rail and foot traffic to pass (once trains are running, I may have a bash at doing something more elegant). At the first bridge the track will be only about 9″ off the ground.
By the second bridge, the track will be around 18″ above ground. (Excuse the mess in the background…)
I’ve switched perspective since once the line enters the shed, I can only photograph it from this side.
By the time the line reaches the shed, it should be around 4′ above ground level. It will enter the shed to the right of the window (giving the window some much needed TLC has taken second place to railway work…)
Running the line into the shed will provide a high level area to steam up and store stock during rain showers.
Photos taken 16 April