Rail Chairs

Any aspect related to the structures and equipment on the Caledonian Railway Company.
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jim mac
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Rail Chairs

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Our colleagues in the Highland Railway Society have been discussing Rail Chairs on their forum and Howard Geddes has drawn their attention to the following links http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1484/1/1484_v1.pdf and http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1484/2/1484_v2.pdf which explore the business of Anderson Foundry owned by J C Bunten of Dunalastair. There are also a number of references to business with the Caledonian Railway
Dave John
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Interesting study. Thanks for the post.
David Elvy
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Post by David Elvy »

I would be interested to know the sleeping arrangements around the crossing unit, are their any further details on this subject?
I have a few more turnouts to build for the layout so could start building them to the correct sleeping arrangement.

Regards

David
jim mac
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As part of the exchange on the HRS Forum, Jim Summers quoted from his piece in TTL115 on Matheson's report on American practice. This generated a reply which included the attached NBR diagram, which originally had been supplied by Jim Watt. A general view by most respondents to the topic is that all the Scottish Coys had similar arrangements.
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lindsay_g
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Attached is an image of the sleepering and chairing around the crossing vee of a Caley interlaced point. Apologies for the standard of reproduction - it's a scan from part of a tracing that I took from plans in the National Archives. The haphazard nature of the sleepers isn't down to poor tracing, that's just how they appeared on the Caley drawing.

Lindsay
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