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Platform Surfaces

Discussion in 'Model Railways' started by johnofwessex, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. johnofwessex

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    I have been looking at platform surfaces for a S&D inspired model.

    It doesnt help that most photo's are black & white but as far as I can see for 'solid' platforms - ie not timber or sectional concrete ones the surfaces are mainly either asphalt or slabs.

    However some photo's of minor stations (Bawdrip, Charlton Marshall) suggest either aggregate/cinders

    Can anyone confirm?
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, came here for something else and spotted this thread. But yes, all of what you've written is correct, there was a variety of platform surfaces depending on the status of the platform. Aggregate/cinders with an area of slabbing surrounding the main station building or waiting room was quite a common "intermediate" between the lowly stations with just aggregate or cinders, and the busy stations all slabbed. There was little standardisation across companies either, and platforms within the same station could differ if they catered for vastly different levels of traffic. Modelling them successfully is another matter, one I'm still not satisfied with, but there's plenty of people's efforts for all of these surfaces on t'interweb.
     

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