7mm Slips

Discussion in 'Permanent Way' started by Archie Atkinson, 13 September 2017.

  1. I have been following this as I have started building in Scale 7 a particular location in Newcastle which has two double slips and a single slip in close proximity to each other at the entrance of the yard. I am guessing that 1:7 is too big. Anyone know were I could find 1:6 templates. Oh! The next fun bit is that they have to be cobbled over when constructed.
  2. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    You need Templot, it will do all the hard work for you,

    or these people seem to do something

    T7DS6 - 1:6 Double Slip.
  3. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    If you used Templot, you could have 1:6.5 or 1:7.2 or whatever ratio if the location required it!
  4. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer


    If modelling track work in the NER area then what might you find in the PW Manual available from the North East Railway Association?
  5. Thanks for link Richard. I have 2 double slips and a single en route. They will be the data point on the shunting plank to work from, compromise reasons, for my Newcastle Quayside yard. Got the loco's and the wagons and a track plan. More to be posted later this year grand kids permitting.
  6. Got them as well
  7. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I'd just like to say I also supply track bases and I'll cut out Templot plans too if required along with sleepers.
  8. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    John (@Archie Atkinson) - what progress towards the deep and dirty corners of the Dark Side? (aka - a yard in Tynecassel).

    I asked about LNER double slips sometime back because another PW specialist felt that trying to build a 1:6 double slip with B switches was likely to be a bit awkward - so this topic may be of interest to you.
  9. Newcastle Quayside goods yard s what I am doing
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  10. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Please educate the heathens from down sarf... is Newcastle Quayside the same as the Tyne Commissioners Quay?
  11. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Weigh eh man. Noaaah!:eek:

    I doubt it. I suspect Newcastle Quayside is further up the Tyne towards the city centre than the Commissioners Quay.
  12. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    We need more info about the location of the prototype, hopefully a map - supported by information on the model.

    John, (@Archie Atkinson ), step forward and tell all.
    Last edited: 22 September 2017 at 11:51
  13. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    No Newcastle Quayside is completely different from the Tyne commissioners quay, which is much further along the river towards north shields, they are 5 to 8 miles apart.

    Newcastle Quayside was accessed off the "quayside branch" that left the ECML at Byker and ran steeply down to the banks of the Tyne accessing the Quayside. The branch itself continued up the river towards Wallsend and I think it eventually joined the branch coming off the Blyth and Tyne that ran to the river through Percy Main.
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