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L&B Model Trackwork

I have prepared the following two track samples for display at the L&B World section within the Warley MRC exhibition at the NEC this month.

Original L&BR Track 1898 – c.1926

Prototype

40lb/yard Rail in 30′ lengths

Fishplates 15½” x 2”

Sleepers 4’6” x 9” x 4½” (often waney edge)

Clips and bolts at joint sleepers, spikes inbetween

 

Model

Karlgarin Code 82 Rail

KBscale fishplates

Coffee stirrer sleepers

Clips adapted from KBscale clips

Proto:87 Stores spikes

 

Main Line Track as relaid by S.R. c.1926

Prototype

40lb/yard Rail in 30′ lengths (original reused)

Fishplates 15½” x 2” (original reused)

Sleepers 4’6” x 9 ½” x 4½” (new)

Baseplates, clips and bolts (new)

 

Model

Karlgarin Code 82 Rail

KBscale fishplates

Limewood sleepers

KBscale L&B clips

 

Added November 12, 2012