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Offline exmouthcraig

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Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« on: March 02, 2018, 04:20:08 pm »
Afternoon people

I found a picture last night showing a BoB hauling a
'Heavy load of track panels'
Typically the photo shows the loco hard at work but doesn't clearly show the load.

My question,

On what wagons would track panels of been shifted in 1963? What size would the panels of been built too? And how many panels on each wagon?

Early 1960s BR (SR) Steam

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:32:35 pm »
At a guess

Salmons running on plateback bogies, either 5'6" or 8' wheelbase
60' track panels
4 or 5 panels per wagon

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 04:41:10 pm »
Thanks Buzzard, next question then,

The NGS kit of a Salmon is 'post 1998' how do I knock 40 years off that to date them correctly??

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 05:08:20 pm »
There are 2 NGS kits.
27a is as originally built - and would be what you want.
27b is the post-1998 version with newer bogies.
Both appear to be out of stock at the moment though.

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Neil

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 05:23:34 pm »
Cheers Neil, I should of paid more attention to the NGS listing.

Out of Stock. Oh looks like I'll have to join the rest of the NGS bashers and whinge and moan about that. Mind you I only want 6 so least I won't be paying £25 postage.

'Tongue in cheek comment'

I can wait a while for them

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 05:37:06 pm »
You want Revolution Sturgeons - our flyer has pics of a class 5 with Sturgeons and track panels!

Built 52-60 and used for anything engineers!

Salmon work as well!



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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 05:39:58 pm »
Will you get them built and delivered before the NGS will re stock mike??

I'll have too look at them, I didn't believe they would be suitable for me but will sign up for 6 then

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 05:45:14 pm »
I can wait a while for them
In the meantime you might like to find someone in the 2mm Finescale Society who could help you obtain some track components, rail and sleepers, that you can make into panels to load onto your wagons.

That's what I did and so I've got enough wood and concrete sleeper panels for my Salmons.  Now the Sturgeons are coming I might need to make some more.

If the above might seem too difficult and you therefore think it's easier to cut up some Peco flex track DON'T.  I did that and they looked awful, not wide enough and too tall, so they got binned.

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 05:52:35 pm »
 :thankyousign:ill definitely do that!!!!!

By the end of this year I have to have the first 16ft wired and running. Most of the scenery,  engine shed, workshops, water and coal towers are built. Baseboards done and full scale track plan printed. So might 'obtain' some for when I loose the will to live with wiring

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 05:56:59 pm »
I can wait a while for them
In the meantime you might like to find someone in the 2mm Finescale Society who could help you obtain some track components, rail and sleepers, that you can make into panels to load onto your wagons.

That's what I did and so I've got enough wood and concrete sleeper panels for my Salmons.  Now the Sturgeons are coming I might need to make some more.

If the above might seem too difficult and you therefore think it's easier to cut up some Peco flex track DON'T.  I did that and they looked awful, not wide enough and too tall, so they got binned.

No need for 2mil Association track when you could make use of Wayne Kinney's Finetrax Code 40 Bullhead for the loads - it may seem a criminal waste to some but it would really look the business.

Roy

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 05:57:39 pm »
Or get some of Wayne's lovely Finetrax to put on Sturgeons or Salmons.

Can't answer when the NGS will restock - sorry!

Cheers Mike



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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 06:00:00 pm »
You want Revolution Sturgeons - our flyer has pics of a class 5 with Sturgeons and track panels!

Built 52-60 and used for anything engineers!

Salmon work as well!

When will the page go live so that we can express our interest Mike? I am keen to get my name down for a modest order of six early ones, three with sides and three without.

Roy

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 06:01:06 pm »
No worries Mike how do we commit to sturgeons to get the ball rolling?? Give me a deadline to get everything ready so the first train running can be an N class with 6 fully loaded sturgeons getting ready for the next 16ft to be built

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 06:07:56 pm »
At £5 per metre id be stupid not to buy 5 lengths to load up with.

Brand new sturgeons with a quality fine scale load.

Hope my layout can warrant such things of finesse!!!

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Re: Moving of track panels 1960s steam
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 09:16:40 pm »
This is from a late 60s / early 70s Henry Boot trackwork brochure that my Dad gave me around that time (he was working in civil engineering on a project at Liverpool docks at the time).  Thought this photo of a track layer setting out a track panel might be of interest?

(it renders better if you click to view full size)

Note the complete lack of hard-hats and safety gear!

I still find the brochure fascinating, it has details of track components in both bullhead and flat bottom rail, details about setting trackwork in concrete etc.
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