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  • The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    For an updated overview of this project see this post.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see The Book of Plug Track.

    The assumption is that you have your own machines on which to experiment, or helpful friends with machines. Please do not send Templot files to commercial laser cutting or 3D printing firms while this project is still experimental, because the results are unpredictable and possibly wasteful.

    Some pages of this and other topics include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files.

Great Victoria Street Station

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Work at the SR7mm Group railway, of which I am a member, has seen Great Victoria Street services suspended whilst the permanent way team lifted the existing station throat to replace it with a new formation. This is a job laid over from winter 2020 due to the dreaded lurgy.

First, the connection to the Up and Down main lines was cut.
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Seacoal Row, the locomotive servicing depot, and turntable, was removed.
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The station approach/throat was then lifted.
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Just in case any passengers were caught off guard with the suspension of services, official notices have been posted.
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The following day, worked commenced on building the new point and crossing formation.
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The section below was then transferred from my workbench to the railway. Yes, it did go in the car in one piece....just.
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It was then connected to the platform and carriage siding lines.
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The new scissors crossover was built on site and moved into position. This was a test to check alignments, hence the lack of check rails.
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The joy of Templot, it all lines up with the original lie of the main lines.
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Finally, the Up and Down main lines were reconnected. It was also an opportune moment to level them out as there was a bit of a dip where they entered the shed.
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It will be a while before any work is commenced on Seacoal Row, as it allows access to the rear of the railway to install new signalling, position marked by the chopstick beyond the overbridge, as well as wiring up the new track.

Ian
 
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