Passing clearances

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    • #241884
      Nick Ridgway
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        Here’s an idea to ensure that lineside structures, such as platforms, poles and bridges, are correct relative to the track running edges.

        This is an EMGS Manual structure gauge copied onto a piece of 30-thou plastic and stuck onto a scrap wagon with EM wheelsets.

        In use, in the second photo, the wagon is proving that the platform edge is at the right distance from the track and that the platform edge is a little low; as this is the loco coal loading point on an industrial line a low platform is not a problem.

      • #241886
        Nick Ridgway
        Participant

          The gauge in use.

        • #241897
          Bob Allison
          Participant

            Nice one, Nick.

            I very much like the look of the ballast – can you let us know what it is, where you bought it and how you installed it?

            • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Bob Allison.
          • #241899
            Nick Ridgway
            Participant

              It’s sold as “N-gauge ballast”, being single size stone marketed usually by Gaugemaster, among other sources, as I find that the stuff sold for 4mm is too coarse and far too Plasser &Theurer for me.

              It’s washed into place with an old paintbrush using woodworking adhesive watered down to the same consistency as milk, and with some washing up liquid added in. Bit messy to do though very therapeutic.

            • #241900
              Bob Allison
              Participant

                Thanks for the response Nick. I’ll check out Gaugemaster forthwith – the stones look nice and angular.

                Is this the first instance on this forum where a question was asked, answered and closed out on the same day?

                Regards,

                Bob

              • #242397
                Nigel Burbidge
                Participant

                  Nick,

                  I like your gauge testing wagon.  I must try that for myself!

                  best wishes

                  Nigel

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