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I thought all  those well-secure small sub-stations came with a football in them now!

 

 

Kev.

(Very impressive indeed.)

 

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2 hours ago, SHMD said:

I thought all  those well-secure small sub-stations came with a football in them now!

 

 

Kev.

(Very impressive indeed.)

 

Good thinking , 1:76 scale football purchase now on the list along with  the mandatory frisbee .

 

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On 17/08/2019 at 20:26, pharrc20 said:

Yep the PL1 is called something like a D5S as those little extensions pointing down from the cross-arms allow a greater degree of angle change than the standard D2 suspension towers - I have seen one just like this near to Clifton substation just north of Salford on the Bolton line - you can see it in the distance behind HMP Forest Bank and I paid a visit to it a good few years ago and a chap on the PAS forum identified it as one of these D5 towers, although in this case it wasn't being used for its intended purpose. 

 

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The absolute Britishness of this topic is captivating!  Could I ask though, what was this deviant pylon actually being used for if not its intended purpose?  Was it pouring tea, channeling spirits from the afterlife, or taking part in a drag race?

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2 hours ago, 'CHARD said:

 

(my bold)

 

The absolute Britishness of this topic is captivating!  Could I ask though, what was this deviant pylon actually being used for if not its intended purpose?  Was it pouring tea, channeling spirits from the afterlife, or taking part in a drag race?

The deviant pylon was it would seem had been demoted from being a D5S to just a lowly D2 based on field observations...

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34 minutes ago, pharrc20 said:

The deviant pylon was it would seem had been demoted from being a D5S to just a lowly D2 based on field observations...

 

Oh!  This sounds rather downbeat.

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Probably not a true pylon, but I was hoping for some help from the knowledgeable people who post on this thread. There was an installation at Freshwater station on the Isle of Wight in the 1940's and/or early 1950's which appears in the blurry backgrounds of photographs of the station and trains. It appears to consist of two vertical poles, braced by two diagonal poles. Part way down, supported on cross members is what appears to be a transformer. A cross beam at the top has 4 sets of insulators (3 phase plus neutral?)  with more on a lower crossbeam.

 

Can anyone help with a clearer photo of a similar installation, or could someone please describe how the installation would be wired up. This will be prominent on the front edge of my layout, so I would like it to be as correct as possible.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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This may not be anything to do with pylons but I pass this when running Dominic to work, however saw an electricity company van outside it the other day

 

id just like to know what it is? It appears to have some sort of generator out back and an electricity pole in its vicinity, I did think it was maybe something to do with the ROC as hack green bunker isn’t far away but I can’t see any reference to it being military on various sites 

 

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Near Hatherton, Nantwich
https://goo.gl/maps/9LvYoXEUz9w6BSgWA

 

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On 04/11/2020 at 16:27, Ian Morgan said:

Probably not a true pylon, but I was hoping for some help from the knowledgeable people who post on this thread. There was an installation at Freshwater station on the Isle of Wight in the 1940's and/or early 1950's which appears in the blurry backgrounds of photographs of the station and trains. It appears to consist of two vertical poles, braced by two diagonal poles. Part way down, supported on cross members is what appears to be a transformer. A cross beam at the top has 4 sets of insulators (3 phase plus neutral?)  with more on a lower crossbeam.

 

Can anyone help with a clearer photo of a similar installation, or could someone please describe how the installation would be wired up. This will be prominent on the front edge of my layout, so I would like it to be as correct as possible.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

powerpole3.jpg.703eb0ff9f9e8dac8b5d7ffb128e13f7.jpgpowerpole4.jpg.a0c247b15bf092515dd6e2fd7a1acb31.jpgpowerpole2.jpg.601684dc761fb62efc8d43fe020c4400.jpgpowerpole5.jpg.aa8c286b26a02d20b427154cea60c0cc.jpgpowerpole1.jpg.5883f3c127d7ae412deead5b5feb0387.jpg

 

Hi Ian, the equipment at the top could be ceramic insulators incorporating circuit breakers, then underneath could be either sealing end insulator parts - best way I can describe their shape is like a star wars white stormtrooper head helmet! Into this would go two or three phases wires then down the pole underground to feed local properties. Then immediately underneath is the metal cross bracing with the circular loop in middle. I am guessing it is no longer there to check?

 

Cheers Paul

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On 04/11/2020 at 20:17, big jim said:

This may not be anything to do with pylons but I pass this when running Dominic to work, however saw an electricity company van outside it the other day

 

id just like to know what it is? It appears to have some sort of generator out back and an electricity pole in its vicinity, I did think it was maybe something to do with the ROC as hack green bunker isn’t far away but I can’t see any reference to it being military on various sites 

 

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Near Hatherton, Nantwich
https://goo.gl/maps/9LvYoXEUz9w6BSgWA

 

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Hmm I'd go with it been electricity supply to ROC and the 11kV pole line that crosses the A39 road appears to have sealing end feeds either side of where it crosses overhead on each pole. And so the three wires across the road are dead as not linked to the other side of pole cross arm, clearly seen on the pole seen next to road just on the bend where the track diverges.

 

Cheers Paul 

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