RE: [O-14] Track Standards
- Hi Richard, I think they were standard sleepers cut in half and laid at 2ft 6in centres. I seem to recall some of the originals survived as steps in Chelfham. I'll have a browse through my Association mags and see what I find, but it could take me a few days so if any other L&B fans out there know off the top of their heads they might beat me to it.
To: email@example.comFrom: karlgarinmodels@...: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 23:52:51 +0000Subject: RE: [O-14] Track Standards
G'day David,Thanks for the info. More grist to the mill! Any idea what size the sleepers were?Regards,Richardhttp://www.pimpmylive.co.uk[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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- Keith Vingoe of the L&BR Trust has provided the following:
Quoting from Narrow Gauge Railways Two Feet and Under - page 20 "The
permanent way is laid with 40LB steel rails spiked and dogged to
sleepers of 9 x 4 1/2 inches section." "Particulars kindly supplied
by Frank W Chanter the engineer of the line."
Paul Gower, another L&B historian, has said that the L&B was laid
with the very odd size of 41 1/4 lb/yd rail (just coincidentally
20kg/m!) in 9m lengths, suggesting an intended export destination.
Another post on the L&B discussion group suggests that sleepers were
4ft 6ins in length x 10 ins x 5 ins. Spacing was 2 ft 6 ins
at centres with a 2ft gap at the rail joints.
I think for modelling purposes at least, there is enough information
to allow a fair representation of the track. Thanks to all those who
have contributed to answering my question. Now all I have to do is