Poles to hang traction overhead.

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Val aka spitfire and I put this how to together a long while ago.

    It was posted in Vals Urbanscene web site.
    I see the great new Parkdale web site Val has now, and I thought I should post this where it is easier to find.

    Thanks to Val for putting this together with me. :thumb:

    These poles I use for the track side run , the Town/ City need to be spanned,
    and that is a lot easier to put together.

    For now here is our tuturial.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    If you have any intrest in Traction, you now have a means of building poles.

    The last picture shows the poles on a operating L/O
    the Traction in Action.

    THE END :D

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice Chris. That oughta help get overhead wire folks going!
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks Chris and Val for a very well put together "how to" I grew up with trams and trolley buses and always thought it would be neat to model a tram diorama and this article on pole making would be a big help.
  5. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Outstanding! Now I just need the Dremel router bit...
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :thumb: Thanks folk we are glad it helps.
    I am planting poles now on my new L/O AND putting some under scenery.
    Now that is something different as you do not want any problems you can not get at.

    Will post that in my new L/O thread. :cool:
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Cool Chris!!!

  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Chris: any advice about the base for the pole? I don't think foam will stand up.
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi David.

    That`s the reason I keep away from foam. We tried it on the Traction in Action and found too many problems for all the poles we needed.

    If it was a small overhead line going to be built I would try putting a washer ( is that Canadian?) under the nut to spread the pressure when you tighten up the pole. But you may have problems drilling through the foam re heat from the drill.

    I had to drill through cieling tile to the ply on my last L/O.

    I now put the plywood base where ever the poles are going in, then build the scenery around it.

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