The Eastern Ledge

The track will run in front of a dry wall made of old red sandstone – but at this point it is about 200mm above lawn level. I needed to build up a base for it – and, because I like the look of this rough and crumbling wall, I decided to build a low wall between track and lawn in the same manner – creating a ledge along which the railway would run.

Preparing the foundations
Dry run tunnel mouth

Step one was the build the dry wall. This turns out the be really quite tricky. Fortunately, the ramshackle look was what I was after.


Step two was to fill the cavity between the walls with the sub-base, and level ready to take the track.

Filling the cavity
Track resting in place for effect...

Photos taken 14 – 22 March.

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Simon Wood

E-learning officer, lapsed mathematician, Doctor Who fan and garden railway builder. See for more...

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