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The dmu is being cleaned & serviced in the goods platform. When the new station is built, full passenger signalling will have to be installed. This view shows our attention to graduated curves. In real life, a C1 coach will negotiate a six chain radii curve but need the curve to be graduated at less than 5%. Those with a degree in maths will know how to calculate the change to a curve or gradiant using calculus. Railway vehicle & civil engineers use these calculations day in & out for platform & structure clearances. What is so critical is the behaviour of two vehicles next to each other so as to avoid buffer locking or damage to the connections. The worst curve on a railway is the reverse curve, or S bend on a road. My corridoor connections have to be wide enough to cope with our sharpest reverse curves. Now back to earth. Few!
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Ariel photo of new trackwork with crossover removed.
Ariel photo of new trackwork with crossover removed.

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3 comments (most recent at the top)
Wed 1st Feb 2012 11:45pm
morgana
Is it going through the park then Philip, I thought it was going to the Richo, you proberbly will see me there hehe
Mon 2nd Jan 2012 9:46pm
PhilipInCoventry
Thank you so much. I know some ladies who love model railways. The nurse sister (now retired) who removed my surgery stitches at Walsgrave, loves my railway. She posts photos of it on her flicr site which I have full access too also. The people (figures) on the railway all have names & are real people. Watch for you appearing when the new extention to Longford Park is built.
Mon 2nd Jan 2012 1:37pm
morgana
Its wonderful all of it, you ve built this up so realistic, beleive it or not even as a female I ve always wanted a train track like this, but money at the time and space I could nt, even now to the point of me wanting to buy my youngest grand daughter one, to start her off but her mum my daughter won't let me