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Can anyone help me with the normal distance between Telegraph Poles along the trackside, I seem to remember as a kid (in the 1950's) we could work out the speed of a train by counting how many passed in a minute, so they must have been at a fixed distance apart.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Mike,

About 50 yards looks right: a couple of feet in 4mm scale.
QUOTE (Poppa Mike @ 5 Oct 2007, 12:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can anyone help me with the normal distance between Telegraph Poles along the trackside, I seem to remember as a kid (in the 1950's) we could work out the speed of a train by counting how many passed in a minute, so they must have been at a fixed distance apart.
Yes, I reckon many of the claimed 'tons' were obtained by this dubious technique!
 
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