clearance for sharge track cleaner

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javelin
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clearance for sharge track cleaner

Postby javelin » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:08 pm

Hi There
Not sure where to put this , but seeing as it is a problem relating to clearances under baseboards I thought this would be the place to put the timely warning!!!! Basically when designing your under baseboard clearances do not have any cross bracing with a very limited headroom. I have storage loops under my main station and so as to ease the gradients I had limited clearance on the storage loops, this was okay until I was bought the Sharge track cleaner and although a superb piece of kit it is foul of the loading gauge due to the filler on the top of the tank so I now have to cut pieces out of my bearers to clean the track with the wagon, oops!!

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Re: clearance for sharge track cleaner

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:07 pm

Although that's a solution for an out of gauge wagon, it's better to allow clearance for the huge out of scale hand needed to retrieve derailed stock.
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Re: clearance for sharge track cleaner

Postby javelin » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:06 am

Hi Bufferstop
The only place an out of gauge hand gets stuck is where the cross bracing is and unfortunately that is where the track cleaner gets stuck, basically what I was trying to warn about was limited clearances ie.....low bridges , low station canopies etc.


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