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by David Hale
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Hereford October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Hereford October 2020

Hello Matt.

Don't forget that you (and all GL5 members) would be most welcome to visit the Bath and West Railway at any time. Just contact me.
by David Hale
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 2019 events
Topic: Bath and west
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Bath and West Event 2019

GL5MLA Event at the Bath and West Showground 26th 28th July 2019. REMINDER Once again, East Somerset Model Engineers look forward to hosting a visit from members of GL5. We have an interesting, and challenging half mile main line and two shunting yards; plenty of space for camping and caravans, with...
by David Hale
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Hello Richard. Yes, Norman was quite a character, and will be sorely missed. His Widow, Eppie, was very pleased when I suggested naming the old box "Yorke Box" as a memorial to him. We hope to get her down to the showground at some time to see it, or perhaps even carry out a ceremonial unveiling. Su...
by David Hale
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Norman Yorke, the oldest member of ESSMEE died recently at the age of 93 years. When the club began developing our site at the the Bath and West Showground, Norman donated a small timber building for use as a signal box. Subsequently, when a new box was constructed, the old one was moved to stand be...
by David Hale
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Thanks Ballan.
by David Hale
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Having waited for all the leaves to fall from the trees alongside the main line, both upper and lower yards have now had the ballast spread. Much improved appearance now. It's anticipated that the next job will be to add a passing loop to the line between the two yards. P1020899 - red - Upper Yard.j...
by David Hale
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 83151

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Look forward to the pictures Ben, as I'm sure others do.
by David Hale
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 83151

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Beautiful work Ben. Very impressive.
by David Hale
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 83151

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Hello Dave.

Have you considered lighting gels as used as filters for stage lighting? Maybe it's too thin.

There appear to be lots of suppliers. I just looked at the following.

http://www.stagedepot.co.uk

Best wishes
David.
by David Hale
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Hello Alan.

It has been lengthened but far less than I had suggested was desirable especially as there was more than enough space available. Hopefully it can be extended further at a later date.

Look forward to seeing you at the open weekend.
by David Hale
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Nearly there!! A long time since my last posting regarding progress on the lower yard at the Bath and West Railway. As can be seen from the pictures three of the four roads are complete, and with rail on order, road four should be finished by mid September in good time for ESSMEE Open weekend - 3rd ...
by David Hale
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Buildings & Signalling
Topic: Interested in a signal building group?
Replies: 297
Views: 83151

Re: Interested in a signal building group?

Dave. I have been following with interest the postings. Regarding operating by servo or winch, have you considered car door operating solenoid motors? These are quite powerful and cheap. From various suppliers on Ebay they can be obtained for about £3 or less. 20MM of travel can be obtained. Directi...
by David Hale
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Devon and Cornwall
Replies: 1
Views: 2196

Re: Devon and Cornwall

Hello.

I sent a couple of private messages in response to your weekend entries on the GL5 Forums. I assume you received them. If not my email address is

d.hale254@btinternet.com.
by David Hale
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Shuttering for the arrivals road of the new yard was completed on Wednesday 10th December, and the concrete was poured on Saturday 13th. The shuttering was removed yesterday, and the results can be seen in the pictures. P1020405 red.jpg P1020406 red.jpg Weather permitting, work will start again in e...
by David Hale
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Hello Dave.

Thanks for your support. We'll do our best not to disappoint.

David.
by David Hale
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Road planings compacted, and ready for shuttering.
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by David Hale
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Wednesday 19th November 2014 The day was begun by setting level pegs to indicate the depth to which road planings would be spread, allowing for the thickness of the concrete to provide the running surface. An ESSMEE member, farmer David Sedgman, who has access to a large dump trailer, arrived at noo...
by David Hale
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Saturday 15th November 2014 Several tons of rubble were delivered to the site on Wednesday. With another early start today, Roger had it spread and rolled by 10.00am. Much easier than shovel and barrow! P1020389 red.jpg Twenty tons of road planings are due to be delivered this coming Wednesday to "b...
by David Hale
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Bath and West Railway - second shunting yard. 08.45 am Saturday 8th November 2014 Weatherwise, the forecast was bad, and the day started with heavy storms. Despite this the decision was taken to make a concerted effort to prepare the site in readiness for setting out the shuttering for the trackwork...
by David Hale
Fri May 02, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Track and Earth Works
Topic: Club marshalling yard design hints
Replies: 74
Views: 53426

Re: Club marshalling yard design hints

Hello again Alan.

Look forward to seeing you in September.

Regards,
David.