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Offline Barry M

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Telegraph Poles
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:40:15 pm »
Scratch built telegraph pole I did a while ago....not sure about it...the main pole is 2mm which I thought would be right at about 1ft diameter. The 'crossbars' are 1mm...
Thoughts welcomed.


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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 08:15:56 pm »
I'm no expert, Barry, but am quite sure there is a vast range of telegraph poles. Problem is, yours looks to have about double the number of 'arms' I've seen :hmmm:

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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 08:45:18 pm »
Here's an example Mick at Bromsgrove early '60's.

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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 08:55:56 pm »
Must admit never having seen 'em like it, Barry :no:
Obviously you talk a lot in that region :P ;)
Busby must be bouncing like a budgie on Trill (one for the oldies there)

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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 09:06:21 pm »
 :laugh:
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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 03:26:31 pm »
They look pretty good Barry. If the arm were any thinner, I think it would be impossible to make. What did you use for the insulators?
Just as a matter of interest, in days of yore, the railways pioneered telegraph/telephone system, connecting signal boxes, stations and railway offices.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 03:33:40 pm »
I came across this website when researching telegraph posts for "Tintern
"http://www.telegraphpoleappreciationsociety.org/

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Re: Telegraph Poles
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 04:04:59 pm »
They look pretty good Barry. If the arm were any thinner, I think it would be impossible to make. What did you use for the insulators?
Just as a matter of interest, in days of yore, the railways pioneered telegraph/telephone system, connecting signal boxes, stations and railway offices.

The insulators are cut 0.5mm round plastic rod
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