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Switch Timber sizes

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Andrew Earl

19 October 2016, 12:51pm

Can any one direct me to where i can find timber lengths for switches as i have inherited a number of steel switches but no timbers and plan to use them in the restoration of EHR Line..

Alan R. Cudlipp

21 October 2016, 10:56am

Hello Andrew,

Have you inherited the steelwork for complete turnouts?

If so, let us know the turnout size/type (e.g. CV9.25 flatbottom, B8 bullhead, etc.), then it should be possible to provide you with the appropriate REPW drawing that details the turnout assembly and components, including timber sizes.

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Dermot Kelly

25 October 2016, 2:20pm

Hello Andrew

For S&C hardwood timbers cross section is 305mm x 127mm (or 152mm if softwood). They come in lengths from 2450mm increasing in 150mm increments, e.g. 2600, 2650, 2800 etc. Buy the length shown on the RE/PW drawings Alan refers to to save time and money i.e. no chainsaw on site mean no wasted off cuts. If you can use 2nd hand bearers you will get a good price. Balfour Beatty can supply and advice follow link below. (Declaration of interest, I work for BB!)

Andrew Earl

18 November 2016, 9:17pm

many thanks will c heck and let yuou know 


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