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Hi Sarah,
delightful detail on your work and imagination too.

QUOTE The Road Arch of the Aqueduct has a Low Headroom of about 12 Feet (Scale).

I have made up a sign, based on one in Nottingham.

It says:

WARNING
LOW BRIDGE
12' 0" HEADROOM

This reminded me of a bridge I knew by Stoke Stn, over the road which ran under the lines at the South Eastern end of the Station. I Google Mapped it and it is still there in Glebe Street ..... 60 years ago we used to go to the shop run by my Gran and one morning there was a single decker Potteries Muck Truck Potteries Motor Traction bus under the bridge with getting on for half of the roof missing ... well not so much missing as looking like a piano accordian over the rear bit of the bus ....
... I have no idea why he tried it but he had a very good go ......


It's worth a look ..... Glebe St, Stoke-on-Trent in Google maps and then put the little man on the street by the bridge and have a look at the signs on the bridge ....
... if you look carefully at the road it slopes down to get under the bridge on both sides, so the length of the bus made it higher than level ground and the bridge chopped well into the bus as it went in .... Oops

PS. Back in the 50s the bridge was only 9'9" Headroom, single deck busses around 10' ... someone might come up with some typical figures for single deck bus heights back then

Regards
J
 

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Hi Sarah,
I thought Stoke bridge was getting enough punishment ........

http://www.prochan.com/embed?f=e53_1351184775"

I do like the detail on your layout. The signal box looks very like one I have from Bachmann, also named Highley. I couldn't help noticing the inside features you included. May I ask where you obtained the Lever Frame from? I like the fireplace too, although I might try a simple pot stove, of the sort the Gov't used everywhere, with a flickering LED where the lower door is or through an open top .... they must have bought a job lot of over a million .....


Julian
 

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Thank you for the information Sarah

QUOTE The levers/quadrants/wire tensioners/signalman/.........

That has saved much google-eyeing and the quality of the castings is now a known quantity too.

I enjoyed the painting of the cab and fitting of the crew too, especially the drivre's arm on the lever. I feel quite inspired and may be encouraged to have a go ...... one day.


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Hi Sarah,
I like the turntable very much. Is that the Dapol one? Love the colour, it looks rather LSWR?

The Photobucket thing is odd, there seems to be a lack of information about what they are / are not doing, let alone when ...... I suppose patience [and probably another server] might eventually produce an answer. [??]

Kind regards

Julian
 
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