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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 20/05/2024 at 16:22 #156321
DaChezePufz
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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg

After having looked in person, the actual length of the No. 6 Siding appears to be closer to 35 metres (between BE5108 and the buffer stops). The 65m stated appears to be the distance to the temporary stop board chained to the tracks before the points for the Up Recp Sdg (Points BE2533b).

All pictures were taken from the Country end of Platform 4. I am more than happy to annotate any pictures/ take more from different angles if it'd be helpful.





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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 20/05/2024 at 16:25 #156322
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Also, located at the far country end of platform 4 there is a box with "Up Siding Shunters Acceptance Switch".
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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 20/05/2024 at 16:25 #156323
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Also, located at the far country end of platform 4 there is a box with "Up Siding Shunters Acceptance Switch".


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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 20/05/2024 at 17:11 #156324
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Google Earth Measurements -

I have just measured it on Google Earth Pro - the distance between the buffer stops and BE5108 seems to be 38m ± 1m. (Orange on image - No. 6 Siding length)
There then seems to be another 40m ± 2m to the "temporary" stop board. I have included the .KMZ file as well

The shunters acceptance switch location is also included (± 1m)

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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 20/05/2024 at 20:25 #156327
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https://photos.signalling.org/picture?/364/category/150-signal_box_2008_set_1

After checking the photos, the siding shunters acceptance plunger is, I assume, old and now unused.

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Basingstoke No. 6 Sdg Length 21/05/2024 at 03:17 #156335
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Thanks for looking into this. We usually increase siding and platform lengths a little in SimSig just to ensure things fit as the drivers can be cautious at times.

Yes, the siding acceptance switch was removed when the former yard was turned into a single, dead-end siding. Interesting that the box remains, complete with label.

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