Equalized or square-on

bordercollie

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Australia
Hi
I have finally got around to finishing my track plan.

At the back of mind I beleived that I had read somewhere that equalised was to be used on diamonds. When I went back to my single slip I noticed that the V and Ks where all supported. I then noticed that the diamonds had automatically been set to equalised. So I didn't have worry about making changes which was a relief. I have used square-on for all other turnouts which, again, I think I had read somewhere was appropriate for the GWR pre-1930's. So I only need to do some timber shoving.

What I want to ask is what is the difference between the types of timbering just as a matter of interest.

Best wishes
Graham
 
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Martin Wynne

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Hi Graham,

Everyone assumes that the timbering style is governed by railway company and period. But mostly it is governed by the site conditions and traffic requirements. I have written this stuff so many times over the years, so I will just post some links:

https://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=2460&forum_id=1#p16759
https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/i...-in-the-flesh/&do=findComment&comment=2942656
https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/52339-camden-shed/&do=findComment&comment=4282145
p.s. the Yahoo links in the above no longer work, Yahoo groups are effectively dead.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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bordercollie

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Location
Australia
Hi Martin
I had found the top thread before and that is why I had used straight-on for my pre 1930's pointwork.

What I was really asking is what is the visual difference between the two. Of course the obvious answer is make a template and see what happens when you change between the two, which I have now done.

Best wishes
Graham
 
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