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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2015 04:50 pm
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Hi All                   I'm not trying to wind up anyone, unless you are the Bus Driver that lost the top deck of his bus under a low arch in South London at South Norwood. But I am trying to locate the Triangular Low Arch signs for my layout. Can anyone help??                                                all the best Kevin
                     NEWSFLASH! Having never needed to read the "Highway Code", and not knowing a Road sign from my Elbow:oops:
                    I now realise the sign might be a Disc, with the height and two arrows:???:



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There are some pictures of them here that you may be able to re-size and use.

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/oldroadsigns.htm



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Hi Andy                       Cheers, thanking you for your reply                         Kevin



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Hi Kevin,

Just caught up with the topic - the one below would make an interesting item on the layout.

Signs - print your own, most commercial offerings are fuzzy and low definition (you can count the dots). You can do better with an inkject printer at high resolution and matt photo paper. Even better with one of the photo printers. Glue on thin card or styrene sheet and cut out with a sharp blade. They look better slightly larger than scale (1:65 or 1:70). Many of the older ones had reflective glass around the sign.

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Hi Nigel               Did you mean copy the signs and alter them, somehow?? I am not very good with computers at re scaling images.I just thought that "someone out there" must know a source. I have seen all sorts of railway signs advertised from "Limited Clearance"to"Carriage roof destination boards " and many more.                   ATB  Kevin



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Kevin there are plenty of suppliers,try googling, model railway signs, see what comes up,
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Hi Owen               I had a look at Google, the nearest sign that I could see was the "Hump Back" bridge, not what I'm after.                                                  thanks for looking                   Kevin



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Hi Ron               I tried again, but this time I have sent enquiries for the signs, I'll let you know how I get on. ATB  Kevin



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Hi Kevin,

Did you see these? Scroll half way down to the OO gauge versions :

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/1000574/Ancorton_Models/advance.aspx

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Hi Bill                     Thank you for you reply, but the sign, either "Triangle" or "Disc" that I'm looking for would hang from the Bridge or Arch, illuminated by a shaded lamp.                 all the best  Kevin



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Hi Kevin,

You mean something like this?



Let me know what you want, it's 5 minutes work. The above hangs on a grey bridge. Ones with yellow stripes have a grey background.

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Hi Nigel                That's the type of sign, although I had originally suggested it was triangular, I realised later that it might be a disc.                                                           all the best  Kevin



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Hi Kevin,

I've seen both. Metal frame over the parapet or bolted to the stone/brickwork with a lamp on the top. Modern scene will have a  photoelectric panel or a junction box lineside. I believe triangular ones are often used when there are different clearance heights with a curved bridge, one in the middle, one at the side (to accommodate the width of the truck). But not always. I think it depends on the local council standards. Lots of variation in design details, placement, etc.

Do you want metric + imperial or just imperial? One of the issues of foreign trucks hitting the parapet are imperial measurements. Often 2 signs, one in imperial, one in metric. Yellow or grey background? What's the parapet height? They're jpeg files, so resize as required or I'll send via pm.

If you're doing south London then a Double Decker come-to-grief is a must. And if modern image "LOW BRIDGE" in yellow either side of the triangle and yellow/black hazard stripes in the bottom edge of the parapet. Out in the countryside often just the triangle (except on truck routes).

See below for a quick one in imperial.

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Hi Kevin,

Just remembered, circle = information, triangle = warning. So a bridge that would be below standard height would have triangles, one that takes standard height trucks (4.5 m) and buses would have circles. 12' 6" would be a triangle.

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Hi Nigel                     Thank you, I am only fluent in imperial!                                ATB  Kevin



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Hi Kevin,

Continental truck drivers are not fluent in imperial, hence the use of metric heights. See http://www.ukmotorists.com/lowbridge_signs.asp for a good write-up. See also https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/222621/dg_191955.pdf for the official version.

Circles are regulatory (not information, mea culpa), often used well ahead of the bridge. Triangles give the warning. Arched bridges can have quite a few signs.

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Hi Nigel               Speaking of Continental Drivers, if Europe has there way with "Mega Trucks" , there will be less Continental Drivers on English roads. And at the same time English Freight Train Drivers are being made "Redundant". The countryside will never be the same again, no more idyllic villages.                        ATB Kevin



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