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On 05/08/2020 at 22:40, Finifin06 said:

Does anyone have any pictures of the L66

not sure if it’s a typo but on the gorge there is a pylon called the L66, says it uses 275kv

Yes I have a few they are almost similar to the L2 but look a bit more stumpy especially the D suspension towers where the insulators are hung vertically. I have some photos I took on a very wet rainy day of the ones to the west of York on the remains of the original XC 275kV line.

 

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PL1B’s near Tonbridge in kent

 quite a lot of these around Kent also there is a PL1b S30 I found in the middle of the woods near some fields

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10 hours ago, Finifin06 said:

These look smaller in height that’s usual L6’s or am I wrong

Yes , slightly shorter as they run through an area of outstanding natural beauty .

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On 24/08/2020 at 15:44, Finifin06 said:

These look smaller in height that’s usual L6’s or am I wrong

Yes the L6 D in first and last photo looks like one of the towers that are specifically under the standard tower height. Mxx design where a different tower base is used instead. In the tower drawings somewhere.

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On 20/09/2020 at 18:45, pharrc20 said:

Do you collect the phase/circuit colour codes at all?

Cheers Paul

Not really , I’ve been looking to add extra detailing during lockdown and noticed these colour codes . Hopefully when displayed others might enquire about this particular feature which most of the collection now adorn.3234CDEE-3177-4702-B9AA-25721849AD4B.jpeg.2dfa09fc19e84c457f68e25bb85b8915.jpeg

 

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1 hour ago, Pylon King said:

Not really , I’ve been looking to add extra detailing during lockdown and noticed these colour codes . Hopefully when displayed others might enquire about this particular feature which most of the collection now have. 3234CDEE-3177-4702-B9AA-25721849AD4B.jpeg.2dfa09fc19e84c457f68e25bb85b8915.jpeg

 

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Ok just wondered, I try and make a note of them on the Supergrid towers. I have seen yellow, blue and red on some towers and in substations and I presumed these denoted the circuit phases?

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I have done some photoshopping on a pylon and created a possible idea for a repurposed PL16 DDT. The idea comes from the fact that the line is being rerouted and extended to a new location (eg a new Gas Power Plant) and is fed from an existing substation to a new line of L4Ms. The DDT would be connected to the L4Ms and therefore no longer needs its extended top crossarms for the substation so they are shortened. I had a play around with some plans from the tower bible and a real image to create what I think could happen.

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