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Old 11-01-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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Hi folks, I have just started a new project and i thought i would give you all a peek. Today i will be mostly trying to scratch build a Diesel Traction Depot. If it all goes to plan it will have two service roads with work platforms,a road for loco lifting with jacks and maybe overhead cranes. I am undecided yet on what style of roof to make, flat or apex, suggestions welcome.
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Modern loco shed have exhaust outlet these lower on sit on top of the loco exhaust, there built in to the roof, they have a drop pit with a lathe to re-turn the wheels when they get flats, depending on the type of maintenance the size of the gantry crane will go from small to huge.......
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Modern loco shed have exhaust outlet these lower on sit on top of the loco exhaust, there built in to the roof, they have a drop pit with a lathe to re-turn the wheels when they get flats, depending on the type of maintenance the size of the gantry crane will go from small to huge.......
thanks for that, thinking of a 1960s depot, so not to hi-tech. i am building raised walk ways for the two service roads. i am stuck on the other road about laying track, i was not going to do a third pit road, just plain track with plasticard or Das to bring the floor up to rail level, ideas or thoughts accepted.
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Hither Green had a drop pit the loco's (steam) axle was lowered to a room under the pit, i never manage to get down there to see what happened they had around 20 wagon of gravel shoveled down there to fill it up, Stuarts Lane had a lathe for diesel loco's this being done while the axle while still attached to the loco. I think the raised walk way come along a bit later than the 60's they just had mobile stairs, maybe there are some archive pictures to work from....out there in Google land.
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