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by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Chairs used on pits
Replies: 9
Views: 4946

Re: Chairs used on pits

I have just looked through Great Western Engine Shed London Division by Hawkins & Reeve, and there is a mixture of pits with both flat bottom rail and also chaired track with two bolts on the inside, (Four bolt chairs?) Having started this thread I have learned now quite a bit about pits, I just...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Chairs used on pits
Replies: 9
Views: 4946

Re: Chairs used on pits

Looking at photos of Aylesbury the pits outside the shed without any doubt had chairs and in later years the first few feet inside the shed show chairs, although a photo taken inside the shed in 1904 does show flat bottom rail, with stone sets as the flooring. The line to Aylesbury from Risborough w...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: LNER loose heel points?
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Re: LNER loose heel points?

Thanks Keith for the info, I have a gut feeling they may be GWR as the station was rebuilt in 1926 but the shed area was unchanged and the old station was very GWR before the rebuild, interestingly I note that the Metropolitation used four bolt chairs, so there is a possibility there may be some of ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: LNER loose heel points?
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

LNER loose heel points?

I am building a model of Aylesbury as in the link here http://dewi.ca/trains/aylesbur/pix/n02_2_4.jpg all of the main line track is GC/LNER three bolt although I am trying to work out what was used in the engine shed, I have a feeling it may be 2 bolt GWR track as the Western got to Aylesbury first ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Chairs used on pits
Replies: 9
Views: 4946

Re: Chairs used on pits

I have no idea, just thought they might be narrower to fit on longiutinal bulks, and would ask the question before I built something wrong

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Chairs used on pits
Replies: 9
Views: 4946

Chairs used on pits

Can any one advise what type of chair would be used on a loco inspection pit.
David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

wooden sleepers

is there any difference between the society stores wooden sleepers and Exactoscale wooden sleepers? The Exactoscale ones are listed as 1.6mm think, are the society one the same, as there seems to be quite a price difference.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 7212

Re: Aylesbury Shed

We have now decided to model the other two platforms and main lines, the overall visable dims are nine foot by two foot six without any compression. Here are some photos of the prototype David http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9946/aylesburyphoto2uh1.jpg http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8082/14xx14...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Aylesbury Shed
Replies: 15
Views: 7212

Aylesbury Shed

As a quick 12 month project (we have our first show booked for February 2010) and before we build something a little bit bigger! The Risborough & District area group/MRC are planning to model Aylesbury two-road engine shed as looking off platform 1, The model will have just three turnouts with a...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New product MRD Coach Bogies
Replies: 11
Views: 5274

Re: New product MRD Coach Bogies

I think the minimum is 4 foot

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New product MRD Coach Bogies
Replies: 11
Views: 5274

Re: New product MRD Coach Bogies

I have seen a large P4 roundy roundy that runs 12 or more coach trains and these use sprung Penlenton bogies, with no hassle at all.

David

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