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Re: Track Expansion/contraction
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2013, 02:51:00 PM »
Thanks for those comments guys.
I agree whole heatedly that direct sunlight is a major problem. As pointed out in my post yesterday, the temperature at the club on Thursday was 31 Celsius in the shade but in direct sunlight at least 45 Celsius, at 10:30 in the morning! A Temperature like that is a rail bending temperature.
Unfortunately we cant do much about direct sunlight as the window is 20 feet up. However,  I will be bringing the problem to the attention of the committee.
Today at the club, it was a very pleasant 20 Celsius.  :claphappy:
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Re: Track Expansion/contraction
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2013, 03:31:39 PM »
This is apparently why you will see the sides of some pointwork in 1:1 scale is nowdays painted white.

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Re: Track Expansion/contraction
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2013, 04:40:46 PM »
This is apparently why you will see the sides of some pointwork in 1:1 scale is nowdays painted white.

Alan

Thanks for that Alan.
I'd often wondered why rails are painted white. I seem to recall there are some white rails at Darlington, but under the canopy.
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