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Offline DaleSchultz  
#1 Posted : 04 February 2021 20:31:06(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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This week I had some fun installing the old style cement distance markers around my layout...

tunnel.jpg

More pictures and steps are at:
https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com/2021/02/distance-markers.html
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 04 February 2021 20:43:47(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
This week I had some fun installing the old style cement distance markers around my layout...


Nice. Do you have a link for the original document you found and got the details from?
Offline DaleSchultz  
#3 Posted : 05 February 2021 00:02:26(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post

Nice. Do you have a link for the original document you found and got the details from?


Thanks, I cant find where I found it (it was in 2016) but I attach it hereto.

DV843a Kilometersteine beton.pdf (1,074kb) downloaded 47 time(s).
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline hxmiesa  
#4 Posted : 05 February 2021 07:41:54(UTC)
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Nice!
I like how crisp the numbering looks. Very pro!

In the pile of stones in the engine-yard, on of them shows a "0" hectometer marking. Reading your article, I would think that, that had to be the type of stone with NO hectometer marking¿?
Best regards
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#5 Posted : 05 February 2021 10:52:45(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post

Nice. Do you have a link for the original document you found and got the details from?


Thanks, I cant find where I found it (it was in 2016) but I attach it hereto.

DV843a Kilometersteine beton.pdf (1,074kb) downloaded 47 time(s).


Thanks, that looks useful.
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#6 Posted : 05 February 2021 17:29:18(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Originally Posted by: hxmiesa Go to Quoted Post
Nice!
I like how crisp the numbering looks. Very pro!

In the pile of stones in the engine-yard, on of them shows a "0" hectometer marking. Reading your article, I would think that, that had to be the type of stone with NO hectometer marking¿?


Yes, indeed, you are 100% correct. I initially made them with .0 and used one of them in the pile. I know I need to cover that errant marker over with another one.... when I have done that I had better update the picture too... or forever live in shame...

and thanks yes, I am very happy with how well the numbering came out!
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#7 Posted : 13 February 2021 04:13:04(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Originally Posted by: hxmiesa Go to Quoted Post

In the pile of stones in the engine-yard, on of them shows a "0" hectometer marking. Reading your article, I would think that, that had to be the type of stone with NO hectometer marking¿?


I am pleased to report I have fixed the pile image!
pile.jpg

Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline trainbuff  
#8 Posted : 13 February 2021 22:53:04(UTC)
trainbuff


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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
This week I had some fun installing the old style cement distance markers around my layout...

tunnel.jpg

More pictures and steps are at:
https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com/2021/02/distance-markers.html



Hi,

In era ii would these have been placed in a branch line station area too? If for example the distance marker would happen to fall where the platform was.

Thanks
Offline DaleSchultz  
#9 Posted : 14 February 2021 00:13:50(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Originally Posted by: trainbuff Go to Quoted Post


In era ii would these have been placed in a branch line station area too? If for example the distance marker would happen to fall where the platform was.

Thanks


Yes.

When it comes to stations, the rules state to place them 'as appropriate' as they recognized that platforms etc. would interfere with the usual placement.

I have spent a lot of time browsing images of them online, and in stations one can often find them between the tracks, or even at the 'back' of the platform (away from the track). At stations the direction towards the origin point is also generally also indicated by signage at the station so the side of the track they are placed is less important.

In my main station, which has 3 tracks in each direction, I am placing them in the space between the three tracks on both sides of the center track, that way if a train is parked in the middle track the train driver can still find a marker from either of the outer tracks.

Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#10 Posted : 14 February 2021 00:43:28(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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What range of numbers are on the ones for sale?
Offline DaleSchultz  
#11 Posted : 14 February 2021 04:23:23(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
What range of numbers are on the ones for sale?


84.0 - 84.9
85.0 - 85.9
86.0 - 86.9
87.0 - 87.9

You pick the set you want before adding to the shopping cart.

If you have to have a different range (E.g. modeling a specific station) we can look into a bespoke range.



Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
Offline kiwiAlan  
#12 Posted : 14 February 2021 13:05:52(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
What range of numbers are on the ones for sale?


84.0 - 84.9
85.0 - 85.9
86.0 - 86.9
87.0 - 87.9

You pick the set you want before adding to the shopping cart.

If you have to have a different range (E.g. modeling a specific station) we can look into a bespoke range.



Thanks.
Offline DaleSchultz  
#13 Posted : 06 April 2021 21:31:34(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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Alan,

Custom distances can now also be ordered...

https://scalethings.square.site/product/custom-ho-distance-marker-stones-set-of-10-/31

and they are also now available in N scale: (also with custom option and position template)
https://scalethings.square.site/shop/n-scale-1-160/8







Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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