CountryLink name board dimensions

 
  Trainguy01 Station Master

Location: Casino
Hi all.

I post tonight in regards to one of the most easily identified features in NSW railways over the past 20 odd years - The CountryLink era name boards.

I was wondering whether anyone has access to the measurements of the standard CountryLink name boards. I need the size of the main board and the 'box' containing the CountryLink 'plains to sea' emblem/logo for a HO scale modelling job.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Suggest you head to a station closed since 1990 otherwise the new nameboards will start appearing. There were also  Countrylink bus stop signs which might be of interest for some modelling towns without stations.
  Trainguy01 Station Master

Location: Casino
Yes, that was the plan Petan until I turned up to Lismore station yesterday only to find the CountryLink signage removed. I know Casino still had the CountryLink name boards as of a few months ago so i'm hoping to get out there soon but no guarantees. Seeing as the Travel Centres at Byron Bay and Murwillumbah have also closed, i'm not sure how long the name boards there will stick around, or perhaps they have already gone.

It seems there are only a limited number of CountryLink signs left out there so if anyone with info it is appreciated
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

G'day TrainGuy!

I've 3d modelled Countrylink station boards for Microsoft Train Simulator of course these haven't been released yet but
all dimensions are pretty well close to being spot on mostly the large board is correct as of Wagga Wagga station board as I used a tape meausre to get dimensions however smaller boards are based on guess work

Anyway, I will get back to you with the dimensions in a few moments
Regards, Phil
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

Here are the dimensions I used for my 3d models for both Large and Small Countrylink boards

Large board
Length: (excluing post) 4m
Width: 0.15
Height: 1.25m

Countrylink Logo (Top board) board both large and small versions
Length: 1.18m
Width: 0.3m
Height: 1.12m

Post (Squared dimensions)
Width & Length: (Each post) 0.2m
Height: (Each post) 3.45m

Post frame large board
Length: 4m
Height: 0.1m
Width: 0.15m

Small board
Length: (excluding post) 2.32m
Width: 0.15m
Height: 1.25m

Post frame small board
Length: 2.32m
Height: 0.1m
Width: 0.15m

NOTE: That the main board and post frame cuts halfway into the post on each side
NOTES:
Post & post frames painted in light blue (Except Rydal station which was Red)
All boards painted in dark "Navy blue" I think can't remember if it was navy blue or dark blue
Canberra station top board was mainly dark blue in colour which featured both Countrylink blue and white logos
All Station names and line titles are in the Times New Roman font
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Yes, that was the plan Petan until I turned up to Lismore station yesterday only to find the CountryLink signage removed. I know Casino still had the CountryLink name boards as of a few months ago so i'm hoping to get out there soon but no guarantees. Seeing as the Travel Centres at Byron Bay and Murwillumbah have also closed, i'm not sure how long the name boards there will stick around, or perhaps they have already gone.

It seems there are only a limited number of CountryLink signs left out there so if anyone with info it is appreciated
Trainguy01
Bit disappointing! By the way, like your personal image of the NRR 421 as we did several trips on Ritz Rail Smile
  M636C Minister for Railways

In Goulburn at least, all they did was remove the "Countrylink" box from above the nameboard (and painted the patch Navy blue although the rest of the sign had faded to light blue.)

Then they just glued orange and white laminated platic name boards on the old sign. So the dimensions of the main sign should be unaltered, maybe 2mm thicker....

They obviously told the contractor removing the "Countrylink boxes" to remove all of them because Bowning (long closed and now a private residence) still has the blue signs with a dark blue patch where the box was removed. I think Gerogery, where the station has long gone but the sign survived, has lost the "box" in the same way.

M636C
  Trainguy01 Station Master

Location: Casino
Thank you to all for your replies and contribution thus far.

cityrail-rulez, the only question I have is in regards to the 'box' measurements. Is that 1.12m from the top of the main board, or how much of that measurement sits below the top of the main board? (the lower quarter of the 'box' sits below the top of the main board)

Regards,
Trainguy01
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

Thank you to all for your replies and contribution thus far.

cityrail-rulez, the only question I have is in regards to the 'box' measurements. Is that 1.12m from the top of the main board, or how much of that measurement sits below the top of the main board? (the lower quarter of the 'box' sits below the top of the main board)

Regards,
Trainguy01
Trainguy01
That would be 0.4m of the "TOP" board to sit on the main board, sorry I had forgotten that information mate Smile
If you need help send me a PM
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

Here's a picture to show you what my Countylink signs look like both Large and small versions, they aren't fully completed as I haven't put the rounded feet on them and the bolts


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