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#1 Rail-Online

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:11

Hi,

 

When building my own track I spent ages trying to work out which sleepers 'ran through' from one track to the other around the nose(es) of crossovers. I came across the attaches neg the other day which shows BR(Sc) practice at Perth around 1961. Of course it is BR laid flatbottom track but gives a clue towards pre-nationalisation practice. 

 

Big long sleepers were expensive!  

 

 

Tony

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 15:42

Hi,

 

When building my own track I spent ages trying to work out which sleepers 'ran through' from one track to the other around the nose(es) of crossovers. I came across the attaches neg the other day which shows BR(Sc) practice at Perth around 1961. Of course it is BR laid flatbottom track but gives a clue towards pre-nationalisation practice. 

 

Big long sleepers were expensive!  

 

 

Tony

Hi Tony,

 

A nice photo, with some good details.  I am constructing some formations and in my world I decided to use one piece sleepers for the crossing vees.  Interesting to note that the check rails were not continuous, and that every other sleeper on the crossing path is actually complete, to maintain gauge.

 

John