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WW2 Era Railway crossings.
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm after some help please, I will say upfront that I am not a railway modeller, so have the most basic of understanding when it comes to railways, especially of a bygone age.

I am intending to build a 1/35th scale diorama over in Armorama. The diorama will depict British vehicles and troops crossing a branch line level crossing somewhere in the southwest of England during the build-up to D-day.

Can anyone provide me with information regarding size of gates, length and height, their construction, e.g. timber sizes, hinges and other fittings, etc. Their colour, and the type and colour of signage that might be found on or around such a crossing. The sort of clearance between the railway line and adjacent landscape, the sort of cabling and infrastructure to be found alongside the railway line in and around a British level crossing? As I'm going to have to scratch build this I'd like to be as accurate as possible.

Any support or guidance would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Cheers, , G.
southpier
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
try here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/

pretty good group of fellows
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:44 PM UTC
Hi Southpier,

Thank you very much for responding to my post, and for the link. I have registered with the site and asked them the same question.

Thanks again, and cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi G,

What have you found out?


G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hi Frederick,

The lead given to me by 'Southpier' proved very useful, the guys over at RMweb were very helpful, though they did raise some points about the track type that I was intending to use, which has tempered somewhat my original thoughts, .

I have attached below the link to my posts in RMweb for you to peruse at your leisure.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/147787-ww2-era-railway-crossings/

I hope you find the information contained in the above useful.

Cheers, ,

G