Tunnel portal size

korm kormsen

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here he is (at work, as usual):

http://kormsen.info/thisnthat/bilder/lively01.JPG

it is a real p.i.t.a. that this forum does not accept pics from me any more.

(the guy in the middle, is holding a very dead rooster - Sean will understand...)
 
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JimmyB

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Zerogee

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Interesting - what are they made of, please?
A type of hard foam, I think - they are very lightweight. While they are probably not very strong physically, I would think that they are pretty good on the weatherproofing front.....
Just fine in a location where they are not going to get bashed around!

Jon.
 
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A type of hard foam, I think - they are very lightweight. While they are probably not very strong physically, I would think that they are pretty good on the weatherproofing front.....
Just fine in a location where they are not going to get bashed around!

Jon.
I thought that might be the case. Many thanks.
 
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Pola engine shed doorways are 230mm high from the floor and 135mm wide. That should be enough for most LGB stuff but some Bachmann 1:20 scale locomotives with large balloon stacks may need more room than that.

 
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They are fine for straight track Gizzy but there is not much wiggle room for overhang on corners.
 
Gizzy

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They are fine for straight track Gizzy but there is not much wiggle room for overhang on corners.
That might be an issue Alan, but for only £19 a pair, I might just try them out....

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If you do, please let us know how they fare.
Would have preferred a double track portal, but Busch only do a single, so I might buy a couple of packs at Bressingham this weekend....
 
ARIA31

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I am coming late on this thread but might be of interest for somebody later.

When I made my tunnel portal I had difficulties to find drawings with dimensions.
So here is what I designed for my railroad. This might be the starting point for somebody else, ..... better than nothing !

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Sorry all dimensions are metric !!

Here is what I built.

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Yes the painting is ugly ... !!
 
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With a locomotive.... for sure the pantographs are locked down

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