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Dear all

We are presently in the final phase of upgrading our gradenrail in Denmark.
Right now we only need to finish laying the tracks.
All in all the gradenrail will have about 340 meters of track or about 1000 feet. Track is Peco SL 800. Smallest radius is 10 feet, so even the biggest Aster can run.

Its a "half public"-track since it is situated in the garden of a small hotel.
Everone can use it - for free - as long as they contact us in advance. (= you dont have to stay at the hotel to drive)

You can see the construction phase etc. here: http://www.havebane.dk/?Bygning_af_Havebanen::Den_nye_bane%2C_anlagt_2008
Sorry that the site is not in english, but there is plenty of photos.

(About the name... "havebane" means "gardenrail" in danish)


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David Clement
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Hi Mark

Thanks! Nice to hear from an other "gardenrailer".
I thought it might be intresting with the photos, since most people just take pictures of the gardenrail when its done :)

As you see We changed the design in the new layout. I think the idea of using long thin sheets of waterproof plywood and glue them together to get
2 strong laminated wood sides that have a perfect curve is new in gardenrail. But it is a quite fast and cost effective method.

The deck is 19 mm plywood that has been painted with boat-epoxy, to ensure that it can withstand the rain (rains a lot here i DK).

Do you have any photos of the V.R.R.R ?

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David Clement
 

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Excellent work David. I am running a ground level garden railway, my knees are questioning the wisdom of that. Another fine reason to visit Denmark.
 

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Dear Dan

You (and your engine) would be very welcome!
Denmark is a good contry for G1 steamers.
First: You can buy 97,5% Alkohol in every shop without a license. (Methylated) price is about 2 $ a liter.
Second: You don´t need a boilers certificate as long as the volume of the boiler is below 2 liters.

We have a small distilation plant on the hotel (dentist grade) that makes all the water, so no problems there either.

Working hight in the "tuning"-circle is from 85 - 100 cm. So no knee or back issues.
Hight in the long bone is up to 120 cm and down to 30 cm. (jeps ground is still sloping a bit eventhough we have moved at lot of soil)
The biggest slope on the track itself is 3 0/00, and there is only slopes on strait sections.

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David Clement
 

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Where in Denmark is this track? I want to find the name of the town on a map.
 

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That is a very nice layout, David. It was nice to see all of the pictures posted of the building process. I did look around the site a bit and found the Youtube movie, it was a nice run. I used Google to translate bits of text in places. Thank you for posting this so we could all see the fine work.
 

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WOW. If I ever visit Denmark again I'll try to come and visit. I like the trackplan, it give a lot of possibilities. Very nice photo's of the construction phase as well.

We have a small distilation plant on the hotel


I tought it would have been akvavit....
 

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No, the coordinate on Google Earth is: 57° 2'50.86"N, 9°53'47.77"E

But you can't see the RR, since the photo is from 2003. (I hope we will get new photos soon)

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David
 
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