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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2020, 08:23:28 am »

Mornington Ramparts?
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2020, 01:37:50 pm »

Must be Truro, it actually says gWr Truro on the right hand ramp.
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2020, 03:56:05 pm »

It could well be that all these ramps are actually "standardised"  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

If the same logic is applied to these ramps as was applied to "standardise" mains electricity voltages across the EU then they all look the "same" to me. Mains voltages across the EU are all "standardised" at 230 Volts - but they're not..............they can be anywhere between 207 and 253 volts. So a "standardised" ramp could be described as being 2.3M in length but it could actually be anywhere between 2.07M and 2.53M in length. They may look different - but they really aren't.  Simples.....
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2020, 04:18:38 pm »

Those voltages and frequencies are standardised, when tolerances are included, to the extent that an item running on the mains in Portugal will also run in Finland. It may need a differently shaped plug but the item itself will be fine. Electrons are internationally fungible, so to speak! If you consider the different classes of train to be equivalent to different plug designs, you could say the same is true of ramps; an IET ramp will work on any IET but not a Voyager, like a schuko will work with any schuko but not one of those weird Italian in-line jobs, etc. And just as with plugs and sockets, it might occasionally be possible to force one type of plug into a socket it's not supposed to fit (don't try this at home, kids! or on holiday or on the platform... )
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2020, 06:40:35 am »

Even at stations only served by GWR trains (at least since summer 2003) there are families of ramps ...

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