NSWGR Platform Details

 
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Hello Gents and Gentesses,

I am endeavouring to find a design detail for NSWGR platforms, being the slope of the ramp at the end of brick faced platforms.

I cannot find a standard or drawing which details this item, but plenty on the platform facing itself.

There is one drawing I came across #154-126 for old rail and concrete platforms which details the ramp slope as 1:5.  This contradicts the VR standard drawing which indicates 1:6.

In an attempt to confirm the slope I used a photo of the ramp at Couridjah station which indicates a 1:5 slope.

Can anyone else confirm my observations (and source)?

Happy sloping,

John

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

Datasheets lineside drawing B12 might have what you're looking for
http://grapevine.com.au/~datashet/set_ldscat.html
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Thanks PJ,

I had thought of Datasheets but had not followed it up (a seniors moment perhaps)!

Gone through my D/S collection and came across an unnumbered sheet (B11 perhaps) detailing timber platforms.  It confirms the slope indirectly as
-  3'2" in 15' for 1:4.74, or
-   3'2" in 15'2" giving 1:4.79,
close enough to 1:5 for me.

Next time I am at Casula Hobbies, I can purchase a B12.

Happy ramping,

John
  xdford Chief Train Controller

This is probably a case of what looks right for you as a modeller. If you have room for a long ramp then fit it but don't be afraid to do a bit of modellers compression.

As long as the ramp does not look like the North Face of Mt Everest to your model figurines, or conversely an undulation in the Nullabor building up for hundreds of metres before the platform level, you should be OK!

Cheers

Trevor
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
c3526blueHello Gents and Gentesses,
I am endeavouring to find a design detail for NSWGR platforms, being the slope of the ramp at the end of brick faced platforms. I cannot find a standard or drawing which details this item, but plenty on the platform facing itself.
Can anyone else confirm my observations (and source)?
Happy sloping,
John
Murwillumbah's brick platform end slope on the northern end is 12 degrees, measured by placing a mobile phone on it, using the measuring applications (AKA apps) on my phone. Murwillumbah's brick platform was extended in the 1980s, with the extension built over the ramp which obviously is still under the extension.

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