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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 50044 Exeter, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. H Cloutt

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    Thank you for the very comprehensive description about how the map works. Very informative and useful.
     
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    the majority of news is issued via trackbed trails,our members newsletter so that shareholders get the news first,much like the l&br trust members page so the easiest way to get up to date news is to become a shareholder either by purchasing shares in £100.00 blocks or by setting up a monthly standing order.Older trackbed trails become available on the EA website as newer ones are issued
     
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    Thanks, for that D-R, and with all your help explaining how the layers work. And also for creating such a terrific resource.
    This really is the Biz!
     
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    One concern is having trackbed on Google maps could encourage walkers, this could cause problems if they are not public footpaths.
    Perhaps the L and BR and EA websites should make clear if the land does not have public access.

    But will be good, as there is a lot of interest in the trackbed, to have some ticketed organised guided walking tours for 2022 which could raise funds.
     
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    A further useful map resource is Know Your Place - Devon (bristol.gov.uk) which is fairly similar to the NLS site mentioned earlier, but also includes the 1946 aerial photography survey, as well as 1840's tithe maps. It might take a little while to get to grips with, but to start switching the maps around, go to the tab on the right-hand side, and click on 'basemaps'. Other areas covered by this project can be found here: Know Your Place (kypwest.org.uk)

    Going back to the NLS maps, a fun little tool is the LIDAR data, which shows the landscape contours. I've found that quite often the LIDAR will pick up the trackbed when it isn't visible in aerial photos, because it either passes through a flat field or heavily wooded area. Here you can see the damage to Parracombe bank: Side by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of Scotland (nls.uk) (For those wondering, the bank immediately below it is for the bypass constructed in the 1920's, which is why it doesn't appear on the left hand map.)

    Many hours of procrastination to be had!
     
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    Excellent, very many thanks @Devon-Rebel !
     
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    [QUOTE

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    I dunno, I'll have to think about that, maybe tomorrow :)
     
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    Happy 2022 to the L&B family - a year where we can hope for big steps forward, I hope!
     
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    Hi Chris,
    I notice the article mentions a SB desk. I have one in my garage - ex-Cuxton Box (SECR) - that I can bring down next trip if it might come in useful at some stage? It's like an old school desk but taller - for stand up use, with an angled lifting top - possibly for the box's journal?
     
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    I am puzzled by the statement "The arched top also necessitates any plates fixed to the case front (to identify the section) also to be curved, adding cost and difficulty".

    Although I believe there were examples of that practice with the original Tyer's No 1 design, I have never encountered it with any of the later models. Certainly with No 3 and No 6 instruments on the L&SWR/SR and elsewhere, the 'nameplate' was a simple rectangle fixed on the frame cross-piece either above or below the commutator knob.

    Whether the No 7A machines on the L&BR even had any nameplates at all is a matter for speculation, given that there appears not to have been one on the instrument photographed in the box at Barnstaple in SR days.
     
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    Martyn, that is a very generous offer. However, as someone who has already donated much of my railway (mainly signalling) collection, I would strongly advise you to treat the matter most cautiously before handing over anything to any heritage railway. I will give you a bell this evening to explain why.


    The volunteer undertaking the refurbishment will not necessarily be acquainted with how the items are sited in use.
     
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    Maybe, but the comment which I quoted was quite specific on the point about the purpose, location - and hence shape - of the 'nameplate', so I'm intrigued about the basis for that assertion. If there were examples of No 6 machines with such plates, I'd be interested to know about them - always something new to learn :)
     
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    It is good to see that the carriages will be able receive attention undercover on site at Woody Bay.
     
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    Can but whole heartedly agree. For far too long carriages of all types have been treat as an after thought. And that's despite them being the main contact that our visitors have the most interaction with..... Get the combination right and they'll come back again and again. You only need to look at the likes of the Bluebell [as a standard gauge line] or the L & B itself with their period carriages matching their period engines.......
     
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    The carriages have always been able to receive attention under cover, this is just an upgrade to the facilities.

    Sent from my CPH2067 using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks OKB....But better working conditions will help the process. I'm just pleased to see the L & B steadily being re-born.
     
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    But even more important surely is being able to keep them under cover afterwards, so as to minimise deterioration and extend the periods between repairs?
     
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    The improved maintenance facilities indeed make a difference and will be much appreciated, but there is no prospect of covered storage for all stock until the sheds are in place at Blackmoor, hopefully in the not too distant future. I keep donating in the hope that my small efforts will at least help speed things up. There is a working weekend at Woody Bay at the end of this month if anybody has a few hours to spare: https://www.lynton-rail.org.uk/story/working-weekend-28th-30th-january-2022
     

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