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6 hours ago, KingEdwardII said:

 

Indeed. The prototypes seem to vary a lot with respect to the distance between the dolls. In cases where the arms are at different heights, they can often be very close together. It seems fairly typical to allow a bit more space in the cases where the arms are at the same height. I assume Ratio have chosen the common case where the heights are different, but it is a pity that they don't make any provision for some variation in the doll spacing with this kit.

 

I think that the round post version (Ratio 468) provides more space between the dolls.

 

Yours, Mike

 

 

Thanks Mike. As you suggest, the standard Ratio configuration is for one tall and one short doll. It is possible to mix and match these. However, I suspect that the real problem is the location of the Ratio arm pivot, which seems to be too far to the left of the doll centre line. With Scalelink arms replacing the Ratio plastic ones, that just pushes the whole thing too far to the left.

 

This particular signal was, for most of the 1950s (and in fact still is), a tubular post with a steel truss bracket as per Ratio 468. I'll make a replacement one day!

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1 hour ago, sandwich station said:

 

John, have you thought about using a piece of yellow electrical insulation tape?

Yes I have, as you might have guessed. I tried that many years ago, both for red and yellow stripes, but it's just a little too thick to represent the painted stripe to my eyes. Waterslide transfers are the best way I've found but I haven't got any yellow stripes.

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1 hour ago, sandwich station said:

 

John, have you thought about using a piece of yellow electrical insulation tape?

 

9 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

Yes, with desiccated coconut sprinkled on top.

Each to his own. 

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Ah, the Glebe Hotel.  Not quite as well known to me as the Vulcan Hotel-in every TAFE students memory as Ultimo TAFE Building V annex, especially to us marine engineering students in the eighties.

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2 hours ago, jrg1 said:

Ah, the Glebe Hotel.  Not quite as well known to me as the Vulcan Hotel-in every TAFE students memory as Ultimo TAFE Building V annex, especially to us marine engineering students in the eighties.

Nostalgia time for you:

 

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Oh, and more jacarandas to please Mr & Mrs @Barry O:

 

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