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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2014, 09:43:08 AM »
Buddleia.

I've never taken a train and not seen some buddleia growing somewhere.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28196221

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2014, 09:02:47 PM »
can you buy bridge number signs suitable for the 80s and 90s anywhere?

"Bridge numbers. Every railway bridge is numbered to identify it, either with a cast plate or a number painted on somewhere."


anyone got any ideas on making buddleia???  does this flower in the summer?   (not infrastructure but i'll allow it as a suggestion!)


many other good suggestions!   a useful thread to reference when people are thinking about adding details to their layout...


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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2014, 12:29:38 PM »
Very useful thread... How about taking the compiled list and having people add photos (model or prototype) of the item, and info on eras and locations that apply?

Example, concrete cable trunking or AWS ramps... When did it appear? And does it look different on different regions?

We could even include info on where you bought the bits to make it...

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2014, 12:32:39 PM »

anyone got any ideas on making buddleia???  does this flower in the summer?   (not infrastructure but i'll allow it as a suggestion!)


I have some ideas; but I ain;t putting my head above the parapet until I've tried it.

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2014, 01:11:32 PM »

. . . . AWS ramps... When did it appear? And does it look different on different regions?


Originally called ATC one of the earliest was in 1905 on the Fairford branch that is part of my Claywell railway and until is closed, the 22mile Fairford Branch was devoid of any distant signals.

"The system was called ATC, Automatic Train Control. It was developed in the company's Reading Signal Works as a combined effort of signal engineers and craftsmen starting in 1905, and was tested on the double-track Henley branch, where 6 ramps were installed. Later the same year, it was tried on the 22 mile, single-track Fairford branch, where the distant signals were removed. The later decision was taken to retain them in future installations, possibly because drivers were uneasy at their absence, but also to permit non-equipped engines to work trains on equipped lines. The GWR was a true pioneer; nothing like its system existed elsewhere, and it was adopted as standard, not as a mere experiment. "

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2014, 01:26:59 PM »
on a lot of buildings there are no lintels above windows so brickwork / stonework held up by fresh air


 :hmmm:

... but I can cite my 120-year old house as an occasionally worrying real world example of having windows without lintels (and fireplaces without too, if you're mad enough to model interiors to this level of accuracy in N gauge)!

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2014, 01:31:28 PM »
anyone got any ideas on making buddleia???  does this flower in the summer?   (not infrastructure but i'll allow it as a suggestion!)

I bought some OO budleia which with a bit of tweaking is fine for N (especially railway sized ones)
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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2014, 03:20:02 PM »
A steaming heap on the sleepers, with wind blown paper, because someone pulled the chain whilst in the station.

Train spotters.


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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2014, 04:07:26 PM »
I was going to suggest that, but decided to wait in case someone with a sense of humour like mine
thought of it.... :D

Just a thought, but everywhere there are notices about dog fouling and the penalties
for such , but rail tracks can be absolutely manky. I suppose it's like s kind of weathering.
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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2014, 05:00:34 PM »
 :offtopicsign:  BUT I Remember a Track gang bloke in the 70's showing off a particulary unusual bruise that he obtained from a passing fast train....

Ouch and ughhhhh!!!!
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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2014, 12:18:57 AM »
Very useful thread... How about taking the compiled list and having people add photos (model or prototype) of the item, and info on eras and locations that apply?

Example, concrete cable trunking or AWS ramps... When did it appear? And does it look different on different regions?

We could even include info on where you bought the bits to make it...

As a novice, I would find this invaluable.

PS Thanks EP

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2014, 05:50:52 AM »
A steaming heap on the sleepers, with wind blown paper, because someone pulled the chain whilst in the station.

Train spotters.

Bangers and mash ;-) lololol

Land Rovers and trucks with flanged wheel attachments, maybe you can get
them ready made , but I don't recall seeing any.

Oxford diecast do a superb Landrover Defender that could be adaptable, if not, it still looks good.

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2014, 04:45:11 PM »
Just a thought, but everywhere there are notices about dog fouling and the penalties
for such , but rail tracks can be absolutely manky. I suppose it's like s kind of weathering.


I do have some bird poo on one of our layouts, though. Just a few tiny white lines.



 :D

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2014, 05:23:34 PM »
For the modern image guys, what about axle counter boxes? Or hot axle box detectors?
Flange greasers anybody? ;-)

Chris

On the subject of poo, it's not a common sight out in the middle of nowhere, but in stations the tracks can be positively rank! Despite there being signs in train toilets, people still flush in stations on the older stock...

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Re: most often forgotten item of infrastructure
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2014, 08:09:57 PM »
Flange greasers anybody? ;-)

:goggleeyes:

Family forum remember? ;)


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