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Another inside half-scissors

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Just came across this:

inside_half_scissors.jpg


On the right is an inside half-scissors, about which I recently made a video, see these topics:

https://85a.uk/templot/club/index.php?threads/inside-half-scissors.465/

https://85a.uk/templot/club/index.p...er-straightened-slip-inside-half-scissors.30/

Other interesting details are the two trapping catch points inside the turnout.

Also at the extreme bottom-left there is a bolted half-chair adjacent to the fishplate, unusually on the gauge-side of the rail. The only reason for this I can imagine is difficulty swinging the keying hammer towards the fishplate on the other side. Anyone?

Judging by the 2-bolt S1 chairs, this is GWR territory. In which case that's a GWR old-type curved loose-heel switch. Notice the barely perceptible joggle on the left side, and the straightcut switch blade is shiny on top all the way to the tip. Likewise on the catch point blades. It's very tricky to model such a slight joggle, they are often overdone on model track. An undercut blade is much easier to model and the difference will barely notice in the smaller scales.

Sorry I don't know where or date.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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Daifly

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Indeed. Humble pie time!

As I said on WT, J shop - the big Iron Foundry building in the background - does not feature in many photos of the works. If anyone is interested in the subject, I suggest following Martin's link above.

Coincidentally, J Shop still exists and is part of the McArthur Glen Outlet Centre - I was in there this very morning!

Dave
 
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