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inset track 2


Fen End Pit

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A couple more pictures.

 

Firstly this is the switch end of the three-way. The check rails were basically just soldered on to the copper clad using the a set a Scalefour Society jigs to locate them. I was given some old Studiolith rail which is actually a little thinned than the current bullhead available from C&L et al. In reality the guard would probably just have been a piece of angle iron rather than rail, but it was rail I had to hand.

 

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To give you some idea of how the lower level relates to the main layout here is a picture of the J15 with a train of vans on the viaduct. Ultimately I intend to have a wagon turntable where the Southern van is taking a track under the viaduct and into the factory.

 

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David

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Hi David,

 

Smashing stuff. I'm interested in the handling of the "joggle" on the 3 way... is this GE practice for inset trackwork? If so, I'll have to change mine... I've gone for the "kink in a single length" rather than the offset... but the offset you've employed looks considerably more practical (not so "main line" and more "cost-effective" if you get my drift).

 

By the way, I think the "tarmac" looks excellent.

 

Cheers

 

Jan

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Hi David,

 

Smashing stuff. I'm interested in the handling of the "joggle" on the 3 way... is this GE practice for inset trackwork? If so, I'll have to change mine... I've gone for the "kink in a single length" rather than the offset... but the offset you've employed looks considerably more practical (not so "main line" and more "cost-effective" if you get my drift).

 

By the way, I think the "tarmac" looks excellent.

 

Cheers

 

Jan

 

I'm not sure I quite follow. There is a joggle on the stock rail, more by dint of practicality than anything else. With the two switch blades being so close I found I needed a slight joggle to keep the rails in gauge. The guard rails are just guessed at, I simply put then in near the blades where they would foul. As for GE practice for inset trackwork, I'll leave that to the experts, I've enough trouble making it run in the first place.

 

David

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I'm not sure I quite follow. There is a joggle on the stock rail, more by dint of practicality than anything else. With the two switch blades being so close I found I needed a slight joggle to keep the rails in gauge. The guard rails are just guessed at, I simply put then in near the blades where they would foul. As for GE practice for inset trackwork, I'll leave that to the experts, I've enough trouble making it run in the first place.

 

David

 

Hi David,

 

Sorry for any confusion.... I was referring to the handling of the check rails at the toe end of the point.... that's where my joggle is! And if this is confusing the issue still further, then feel free to let it pass.... I was just intrigued by the practicality of it.

 

Cheers

 

Jan

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