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GWR 60ft Track Panels

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:33 pm
by Brinkly
Greetings,

Is there a PDF version of the GWR 60ft track panel? I would like to create a template for track work, but cannot find one. I do have Templot, but wouldn't know where to start with it!

Regards,

Nick.

Re: GWR 60ft Track Panels

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:59 pm
by John McAleely
Digest 23.5.5.10 perhaps? Which is here (PDF).

There are others in the Trackwork section too.

Re: GWR 60ft Track Panels

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:06 pm
by Tim V
Sorry but 60' would not be correct for Horrabridge, unless you are absolutely sure (count the sleepers between joints), more likely is 44', 44'6" or even 32'. I made that mistake with Clutton, not knowing better at the time (1990!).

The remaining Wye Valley is still laid in 32' rails, I even saw the Up Loop at Bicester in the 90s laid in 32' rails!

Re: GWR 60ft Track Panels

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:07 pm
by Brinkly
Tim V wrote:Sorry but 60' would not be correct for Horrabridge, unless you are absolutely sure (count the sleepers between joints), more likely is 44', 44'6" or even 32'. I made that mistake with Clutton, not knowing better at the time (1990!).

The remaining Wye Valley is still laid in 32' rails, I even saw the Up Loop at Bicester in the 90s laid in 32' rails!


Oh thank you Tim, I had no idea!! I will get counting!

Regards,

Nick.

Edit - On closer inspection they appear to be smaller! Look like 44'. Cheers Tim!

Re: GWR 60ft Track Panels

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:11 am
by Martin Wynne
Brinkly wrote:Is there a PDF version of the GWR 60ft track panel? I would like to create a template for track work, but cannot find one. I do have Templot, but wouldn't know where to start with it!

Hi Nick,

Stuart Hince has written a tutorial on setting up custom rail lengths and sleeper spacings in Templot. It's specifically for the GWR 44ft-6in rails, but easy to change the numbers for other prototypes:

http://templot.com/martweb/pdf_files/gw ... panels.pdf

regards,

Martin.