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« Reply #630 on: November 08, 2018, 10:52:43 pm »

Thanks for those updates, METALRAIL.  Keep them coming. 

What he said! Wink

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« Reply #631 on: November 09, 2018, 02:16:53 pm »

Oh go on then!  Wink

Few more from today...  Dr Days first, new layout complete

First 2 from Barrow Rd North towards Ducie Road showing the completed junction layout
Third from Barrow Rd South with no change - 2 lines left to the Rhubarb Loop, 4 lines ahead to Bristol E junction
Final pic, just cos it annoyed me that so called artists can't keep their grubby mitts off anything railway related, especially junction signs  Angry

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« Reply #632 on: November 09, 2018, 02:22:41 pm »

Then onto Ashley Down, by old Ashley Hill station.  Not great pics as not the best vantage point

First pic showing the 4 lines running south towards Narroways
Second showing the 4 lines running north towards Muller Rd Bridge

Note the gap between the main & relief lines where passive provision has been made for Ashley Hill station to be reinstated in the future - we can hope!   Wink

Third showing 4 lines back over Muller Rd Bridge again finally.  This has only recently been done as the double track previously slewed just north of the bridge.  Also shows new signal for the new Up Main
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« Reply #633 on: November 09, 2018, 02:37:14 pm »

Great pix again metalrail - much appreciated!


Note the gap between the main & relief lines where passive provision has been made for Ashley Hill station to be reinstated in the future - we can hope!   Wink


Or it could just be passive provision for running the track over the bridge rather than falling down the gap into the station subway: https://goo.gl/maps/q7bK8MkE8WK2 Wink

But as you say, we can hope...
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« Reply #634 on: November 09, 2018, 02:47:07 pm »

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Or it could just be passive provision for running the track over the bridge rather than falling down the gap into the station subway: https://goo.gl/maps/q7bK8MkE8WK2 Wink

But as you say, we can hope...
I've had a renewed sense of optimism for it ever since SandT's excellent new track layout for the bank showing the station provision was still there...  and the fact the subway is also intact with access to the island platform area gives me at least some hope...  you never know, one day I may re-enter the real world!  Wink
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« Reply #635 on: November 09, 2018, 03:05:54 pm »

...and the fact the subway is also intact with access to the island platform area gives me at least some hope... 

I'm guessing that from the subway to a new island platform is about 6m vertically, so to achieve the maximum 1:12 incline will require digging out a 72m trench, 1.5m wide. Some work would also have to be done to the west of the subway to sort out the gradients. It would certainly be neater than one of those colossal EA-compliant footbridges, but somehow I think the latter will win the day.
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« Reply #636 on: November 09, 2018, 03:31:47 pm »

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I'm guessing that from the subway to a new island platform is about 6m vertically, so to achieve the maximum 1:12 incline will require digging out a 72m trench, 1.5m wide. Some work would also have to be done to the west of the subway to sort out the gradients. It would certainly be neater than one of those colossal EA-compliant footbridges, but somehow I think the latter will win the day
Yeah as I stood at the bottom of the footpath leading to the subway I was trying to picture a hideous new Stapleton Road style skating ramp and how it wouldn't fit in with the surroundings in any way, shape or form
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« Reply #637 on: November 09, 2018, 03:38:30 pm »

....and before somebody asks...the triangle on the signaI ID plate means that the signal is a repeater (distant) and cannot show a red aspect (in this case).  There are other sites where the signal would be fitted with a red aspect but cannot be approached in normal working up to that.  You usually find those on signals within reversible working areas or a signal ahead of a junction.  In those cases its done to prevent misreading of a signal.
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« Reply #638 on: November 09, 2018, 04:33:01 pm »

....and before somebody asks...the triangle on the signaI ID plate means that the signal is a repeater (distant) and cannot show a red aspect (in this case).  There are other sites where the signal would be fitted with a red aspect but cannot be approached in normal working up to that.  You usually find those on signals within reversible working areas or a signal ahead of a junction.  In those cases its done to prevent misreading of a signal.

So does that mean it's a 3-aspect two-aperture signal? Wink
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« Reply #639 on: November 09, 2018, 04:40:25 pm »

....and before somebody asks...the triangle on the signaI ID plate means that the signal is a repeater (distant) and cannot show a red aspect (in this case).  There are other sites where the signal would be fitted with a red aspect but cannot be approached in normal working up to that.  You usually find those on signals within reversible working areas or a signal ahead of a junction.  In those cases its done to prevent misreading of a signal.

So does that mean it's a 3-aspect two-aperture signal? Wink

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« Reply #640 on: November 09, 2018, 04:43:09 pm »

Oh, and another thing while I'm at it.....they are called JUNCTION INDICATORS not FEATHERS.... Tongue
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« Reply #641 on: November 09, 2018, 05:20:39 pm »

Can't they be junction feathers?   Tongue
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« Reply #642 on: November 09, 2018, 05:40:50 pm »

Oh, and another thing while I'm at it.....they are called JUNCTION INDICATORS not FEATHERS.... Tongue

Ee's gettin shouty again. Find im is pills someone. Smiley
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« Reply #643 on: November 09, 2018, 06:00:43 pm »

Great pix again metalrail - much appreciated!


Note the gap between the main & relief lines where passive provision has been made for Ashley Hill station to be reinstated in the future - we can hope!   Wink


Or it could just be passive provision for running the track over the bridge rather than falling down the gap into the station subway: https://goo.gl/maps/q7bK8MkE8WK2 Wink

But as you say, we can hope...

There was never a subway at Ashley Hill, it was a footbridge. The bridge shown in the piccy is over a lane from Muller Road to what was the forecourt of Ashley Hill station and only accessible by light motor vehicles and pedestrians.
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« Reply #644 on: November 09, 2018, 06:13:23 pm »

....and before somebody asks...the triangle on the signaI ID plate means that the signal is a repeater (distant) and cannot show a red aspect (in this case).  There are other sites where the signal would be fitted with a red aspect but cannot be approached in normal working up to that.  You usually find those on signals within reversible working areas or a signal ahead of a junction.  In those cases its done to prevent misreading of a signal.

Is the triangle now used instead of an 'R', a signal near my home has a 'R' underneath the signal number that it repeats. That signal is on the two-way worked up Charfield line between Westerleigh Junction and Yate South Junction.
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