Loading gauges

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  1. DordonWagonWorks

    DordonWagonWorks Full Member

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    Should there be a loading gauge hanging over each entry/exit of a shunting layout or only at the 'throat' of the yard? I've seen models with gauges just outside goods sheds and I wonder if that is correct.

    On a seperate but connected issue, I presume engines would be alowed past the loading gauge and wouldn't need to shunt extra wagons to 'reach', unlike a goods shed.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Can't help I'm afraid but interested to find out. Hopefully someone will be along with the answer ( maybe even a sketch ) soon.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    DordonWagonWorks Full Member

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    I have a partial answer to one of my questions.
    Goods sheds were built with doors more generous than the loading gauge and so needed a measure outside, just in case. This was especially the case when companies amalgamated of shared lines, such as goods sheds built with GWR rules in mind which had to load to a more restrictive SR standard.
     
  4. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    If you scroll down a little, you'll find some interesting reading on loading gauges :

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/2-track/02track3.htm

    Cheers, Gary.
     

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