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4 Sep 2017 14:45

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John Palmer
 

 

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Greatly aided by Chris Handley's splendid 'Radstock Coal and Steam', I've been plotting the S&D station in Templot, just for a bit of fun.  Here's the boxfile.
Attachment: radstock_2017_09_04_1429_19.box (Downloaded 38 times)

4 Sep 2017 14:56

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John Palmer
 

 

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...sk81 file...
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4 Sep 2017 14:57

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John Palmer
 

 

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...sk82 file...
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4 Sep 2017 14:57

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...sk83 file...
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4 Sep 2017 14:58

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...and the shapes file
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4 Sep 2017 15:07

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Although NLS' range of town plans is concentrating on the West Country, they have not as yet scanned Radstock, unfortunately, so I have had to use the 25" series. There are a few departures from the OS plan, partly because I hae me doots about some of the alignments, but more importantly because I wanted to show the 1936-37 alterations to the layout, primarily affecting the ladder of slips across the yard and the connection into the Up Main. Whilst excluding what I take to be the tramways, I have included the lower end of the Clandown Branch, and the standard gauge incline across the bridge giving access to Tyning colliery and batches.  Also shown are the connection towards Ludlows and the British Wagon Works tracks, the latter a mess of tight curves which I have eased somewhat. I got to know the shed area fairly intimately when working with the S&D Circle/Trust in the years it occupied the Radstock site (early 1970's), so preparation of this layout has brought back some fond memories! Hope this may be of some interest.
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4 Sep 2017 15:09

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Blimey, three downloads of the boxfile already!  Obviously a popular prototype!

Incidentally, for those unfamiliar with the location, the incline up to Tynings did not cross the S&D on the level, but on a plate girder overbridge.  In addition, the siding slightly to the south of the main lines passed beneath the incline by means of a masonry arch (always referred to as Marble Arch) that effectively formed a short tunnel.  Such was the very low clearance of this that only diminutive shunting engines and wagons of no greater height could pass through it.  The various restricted loading gauge shunting engines employed by the S&D for this work were in due course replaced by Sentinel chain driven shunters, and occasionally by a L&Y Pug when one of the Sentinels was away for repairs.
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5 Sep 2017 12:41

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Martin Wynne
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Hi John,

Many thanks for posting all that. Looks great.

A nice collection of slips and tandems for someone to build. :) I like the 3-rail incline.

p.s. on the irregular slip by the Cattle Market, you have missed a switch opening behind the check rail.

By the way, if you use the crop/combine function on the maps, you would have only one .sk8 file to upload.

regards,

Martin.

5 Sep 2017 17:53

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John Palmer
 

 

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Thanks, Martin!

I failed to adjust the checkrail not only on the slip leading to the Up Siding (near the Cattle Market) but also the slip leading from Up Main across to Number One Road via the Down Main.   Probably because this is a shallow-angled diamond (almost too shallow?), the check rail adjustment via 'customise V-crossing' had no effect and I failed to notice the problem until prompted to review the layout by your post.

The British Wagon Company works may also need some further work, and would certainly need it for a post-Second World War layout.  After the war, the site of Edgarley's saw mill (to the east of the wagon works shown on the OS plan) was acquired by the company and a new wagon repair works erected upon it, served at east and west ends by traversers.  After the closure of Ludlows in 1954, access to the wagon works was only possible via the S&D, and the connections serving it were altered to reflect this.

I was pleased about the incline!  A little calculation and experimentation required to get the correct adjacent track offset, but after that it's a doddle to set such an arrangment up in Templot using the 'make double track' functions.

A good tip about the crop and combine of the shap file map images - I'll try to remember that one.

8 Sep 2017 14:24

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Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom



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Hi John,

Templot can now make these NLS screenshots for you, and scale them to the correct size.

However, for screenshots made manually and imported, there is now a calculator tool to help you get them to the right size. Remember to set your gauge/scale first:





The information needed is in the map URL if you still have it or can get it again:

 http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.3214&lon=-2.5272&layers=176&b=6

The pixel width of the image is shown below the list on the background shapes dialog.

The result:



Sorry about the silly long decimal fraction. I will get that fixed.

Click the modify shape > re-size... button to enter it.

For details of the actual maths, see:

 http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=3051&forum_id=1#p21748

regards,

Martin.

9 Sep 2017 11:42

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John Palmer
 

 

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Martin, many thanks. As it may be of some interest to others who are importing maps into Templot, I'll set out my experiences in the Direct Loading thread

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