Combined Hobbies

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Combined Hobbies

Postby Patricia » Thu May 25, 2006 8:59 pm

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I promise this is the last photo I will post. It does show that both husbands & wives can share the garden & have their own agenda. Totally different hobbies, but all living in harmony. I won't say this was always the case. In the first 12 months of laying track..it was nothing for me to return home from work to find precious plants removed from the garden!!!
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Postby Pokie » Thu May 25, 2006 9:05 pm

Wow! Very inspirational. :)

Justa question, wouldnt all the wire-ing in the engines get soaked by water when it rains and not work?
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Postby Patricia » Thu May 25, 2006 9:14 pm

Hubbie carries the engines in each night & puts them lovingly to bed in the garage. We are hoping to build on a verandah this year & then the underneath section will become a waterproof "Loco Shed"..gee I'm even starting to sprout the railway terminology. I should add that he is not able to use them in the rain...
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Postby Pokie » Thu May 25, 2006 9:23 pm

Ok. It all makes sense now. Thanks Patricia. :)
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Postby Pam » Fri May 26, 2006 6:29 am

I promise this is the last photo I will post.


I hope it's not, Patricia. Your garden looks terrific!

Some of the smaller flowering plants such as cuphea can be trimmed into a standard - these could perhaps become your trees?
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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 8:29 am

For some grassy areas around the track use Scleranthus biflorus.

It looks great and doesnt get over 3cm! Sun or Shade.

Also, try genitan for the shady spots with flowers. :)
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Postby Luzy » Fri May 26, 2006 9:39 am

Another nice photo! (and please keep them coming :D )

I'd imagine that your husband reads Garden Railways magazine? Lots of plant stuff in there that can be adapted for Australia and lots of ideas on maintaining the 'G-scale' look.
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Postby Yani » Fri May 26, 2006 9:49 am

That is amazing pictures Patricia. My daughter is standing behind me and scream....train mama...train!! Can we have it?? :roll: Errr....I'm not sure.

If you don't mind me to ask, is it expensive to build garden railway? And where to get the trains too? How much space do you need for it? My kids saw them before at Cockington Green and Floriade. They loves it.

Thanks in advance. Keep the photos coming. they are lovely :) .
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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 9:55 am

Yes Yani, I love Cockinton green!

Very nice. Particia - if your husband is into it, he should really take a trip to Cockinton Green!

I'd like to make a garden railway too...
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Postby Patricia » Fri May 26, 2006 8:44 pm

Yanie, yes it is rather expensive..I bought a starter kit for hubby Christmas, eighteen months ago..& so it began....the engine & carriages (3) & track etc cost approx $240...however the track provided wasn't really suitable for outdoors & we started purchasing bit by bit...now we just order direct to USA & it's much cheaper...hubby has sold off all his small model railway (HO Class) & put the money into this...failing eyesight had a lot to do with the change in size...incidentally yes we have been to Cockington Green & loved it!! Boys & Their Toys!!!

Actually for anyone interested I have been building a website on the garden railway. http://www.branxtongardenrailway.zoomshare.com
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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 9:00 pm

Cool Patricia!

Looks great. :)
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Postby Patricia » Fri May 26, 2006 9:24 pm

Thanks Pokie..if I can't get outside in the garden ..I'm inside playing on the computer!!!!
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri May 26, 2006 9:44 pm

Hi Patricia,

I went to your website of the garden railway and all I can say is WOW!

Your garden looks gorgeous. It looks like a great place to sit with a good book and a glass of wine or to entertain friends for lunch and enjoy the scenery.

Well done!
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Postby Pokie » Sat May 27, 2006 8:11 am

Patricia wrote:Thanks Pokie..if I can't get outside in the garden ..I'm inside playing on the computer!!!!



LOL. Id like to do that too. :)
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Postby Yani » Sat May 27, 2006 8:55 pm

Thanks Patricia. Do you mind to tell me where to buy starter kit? I'll think to give this as his christmas present :D .

Good luck with upcoming project.
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Postby Patricia » Sun May 28, 2006 11:12 am

Yani, I bought the original kit from hobby section of Toyworld...have since seen them at several hobby shops for a similar price...remember G Scale is what your looking for.. good luck.. if you go ahead with it I'm sure that hubby would assist with any questions..
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Postby Yani » Sun May 28, 2006 12:09 pm

Thanks Patricia. But my husband still talking about RC plane :-? . I must convert him to train addict first LOL.
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