Timber Shoving - 1

bordercollie

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Hi
I have just spent about two hours composing a post which has just disappeared

To cut to the chase I have the two adjacent turnouts as shown on the attachment. I have done some playing around with timber shoving, However, I don't know how to proceed with getting a realistic arrangement of timbers and plain track sleepers. As I am interested in GWR c1929. I want to remain with straight on timbering if possible.

Best wishes
Graham
 

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Martin Wynne

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Hi Graham,

I think it's likely that the switch front timbers on the second turnout would be long timbers. The sleepers can then be closed up and skewed a bit to fit between the switch timbers:

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As I am interested in GWR c1929. I want to remain with straight on timbering if possible.

The style of timbering is mostly determined by the traffic over each route, rather than the company or date.

p.s. I notice that the first turnout has a regular V-crossing. I think it is more likely to be generic if you are following GWR designs exactly.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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bordercollie

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Hi Martin
I will change the V-crossing as you suggested.
I wasn't sure if it was alright to angle sleepers on the plain track. I will look at what I can do at the exit at the other end onto engine shed road next weekend. I think I can rotate the last two timbers and rotate the plain track timbers in a similar way to that you have shown me at the switch end.
Regards
Graham
 
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bordercollie

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Hi Martin

I have been having a go at shoving timbers as shown in your post. However, when trying to extend J1 and J2 on TL2155 I find that I can not find a way to extend them towards the plain track i.e. they only extend towards the top of track plan. How can I reverse the direction of the timber extension?

Regards
Graham
 
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Martin Wynne

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I have been having a go at shoving timbers as shown in your post. However, when trying to extend J1 and J2 on TL2155 I find that I can not find a way to extend them towards the plain track i.e. they only extend towards the top of track plan. How can I reverse the direction of the timber extension?
@bordercollie

Hi Graham,

1. If using the mouse actions to change the length, first use the throw mouse action to set the lengthened end, and then use the length mouse action.

2. If using the shorten and lengthen buttons, or pressing the S and L keys on the keyboard, or holding the keys down*, hold down the SHIFT key to make the change at the main-side end:

timber_lenghening.png


* this is the easiest and quickest way to make changes.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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