Height of Peco platform edging?

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Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby klaatu » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:37 pm

Could someone please tell me how high the Peco OO platform edging is? I'm trying to work out whether it needs to sit at baseboard level or higher, if the track is on underlay.

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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby Flashbang » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:17 pm

Hi
Sorry, no idea what the Peco platform wall height is but...
In OO the dimension from rail top to platform top surface is 12mm.
So if your track is raised on any sort of underlay you will need to adjust the platforms top surface height so as its at the required 12mm above rail top.
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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby noel » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:23 am

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On PECO sleepers too - plus code 75, 100 or whatever.

I usually use 3/4", or about 19mm.

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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby buz » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:11 am

Hi klaatu.
Don't know but its made to go with Peco track probably code 100 like the set track and streamline.
So if using code 100 track Peco or Hornby.
If lay-ed straight on the board the platform goes straight on the board.
If lay-ed on cork underlay the the platform must be packed up on the same thickness cork.
But I have heard an argument that says it looks better if the platform is not packed up on the cork.
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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby b308 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:20 am

There is no doubt some guideline which network rail work by for height of platforms to rail height but in practice it can vary enormously - try platform 4 at Basingstoke which is more of a jump down from the train rather than a step down... Then there's Burton on Trent which has variable height platforms on the same side! Don't worry too much about the exact height it has to be as the prototype doesn't!!

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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby Flashbang » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:43 am

Hi
The UK structure gauge is shown here.... http://www.joyce.whitchurch.btinternet.co.uk/clear950.gif Note this is a 1950 version and before the advent of the Kinetic gauge requirements.
Modern UK structure gauge for platforms and their structures is set by Network Rail Group Standards and the HMRI. Platform height is nominally 730mm above rail top, but can vary considerably downwards from this but it should not really exceed it.
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Re: Height of Peco platform edging?

Postby poliss » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:27 pm

Doesn't the Peco SL-36 6 Foot Way Gauge give you platform height?

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