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Offline housey_d444

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Metcalfe Platforms
« on: March 27, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
Recently got the platform kit to build, but the instructions are not all there!

Does anybody have a copy they could scan for me please or know if they are online anywhere?

Have tried ringing metcalfe but its say they are not there

Any help would be appreicated.

Thanks

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 04:21:46 PM »
I've recently bought one but won't be able to scan it until I get to work tomorrow. If soneone here can get it sooner then great, if not I'll get it scanned for you and PM'ed/Emailed  tomorrow morning :beers:

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 04:25:13 PM »
That would be great! Many thanks pal.

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 01:37:26 PM »
tbh the platforms are very easy to assembly, you can do almost whatever you want with them. you get a few A4 cards of platform, which you cut to your required width. the support card is also cut to length.

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 09:12:11 PM »
Does anyone know whether the Metcalfe platforms have a representation of white painted edges ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 09:40:39 PM »
Sort of, a self-adhesive strip of white paving slabs ;)


Paul

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 09:50:35 PM »
It's useful it is separate by the way - because white lines on the edge of platforms didn't come in generally until WW2 (when they were painted for the blackout, alone with white stripes around other things people might walk into like pillars for the canopy.

Alan
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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 01:02:33 PM »
Thanks Paul and Alan.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 08:20:56 AM »
I have used Metcalfe platforms on HOLLERTON JUNCTION, the red brick versions.  They are very flexible and easy to build.  Couple of points that I have found...

1) They are a little low so passengers would need to jump down from their carriages!  I use code 80 track pinned directly on to the baseboard so the issue may be better/worse with code 55 and/or underlay.  I am getting around this by adding 1mm card on the base.

2) As pointed out the kit comes with adhesive white strips to represent the platform lines.  I have decided these look too heavy duty on my platforms as they are quite narrow (~3cm).  In addition I am not happy with the platform surface so these are being replaced with Metcalfe paving slabs leaving a thin white line for the edge.

What a fussy  :censored: I am! :-)

Kind regards

Paddy
« Last Edit: April 20, 2014, 03:54:22 PM by Paddy »
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=11342.0

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 09:46:37 AM »
Just sent you a PM on this topic.
Richard - Stop before the buffers!

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 11:19:49 AM »
Please can someone advise me?
I'm planning my layout (track yet to be laid) and bought the Metcalfe card kit expecting some advisory dimensions. I will have a three track station but would like to know what width the platform ought to be and what the centreline pitch should be between tracks, I may be buying the Metcalfe 940 canopy and although their web site dimensions the canopy its still doesnt identify typical track centrelines. All I need is a recommended start position, I need minimum sizes; i'm well aware that I can alter wider if needed. If anybody has any typical platform canopies of any make or style gathering dust unused do please get in touch.
Kind regards from Fred

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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 04:44:57 PM »
Hi Fred,

You can view the official spacing standards here:

http://www.worcsngauge.co.uk/NStandards.htm

Hope this helps.

Paddy
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Re: Metcalfe Platforms
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 09:20:54 AM »
That brilliant, thanks Paddy for the link, its actually made me do a total rethink about my track plan, in innocence i'd been planning on using the gap provided between Peco radius 1 and radius 2 which in retrospect is that size to make sure that coaches dont catch each other on curves.
Kind regards from Fred

 

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