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platelayer
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Tyre Gauge

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Post by platelayer » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:41 pm

Whilst tidying up my work station prior to my next scratch build, i found this gauge. It is a GWR tyre gauge dated 1911, it`s approximately 6x4 inches.
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Re: Tyre Gauge

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Post by LC&DR » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:59 am

Gauges like this are still in use to check the wear of the wheel tread and flange. No doubt there is now an electronic equivalent, but when I retired ten years ago our C&W were still using them.
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