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    Paddy, tyhis platform is part-commercial part scratch built. I used the Peco stone faced platform edging strips (LK -62), faced with Wills course stone SSMP200 (cut into 15mm strips) and glued direct to the Peco platform edging. When I am happy with the clearances and shape of the edging I stuck it down with UHU glue. When dry, I decked it with Will Victorian paving SSMP221, carefully scribed to fit. It works! Don't forget to throw away those awful printed stone stickers that come with the Peco platform edging.
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    cheers tony, any photo on forum of the full platform. its 50 mm wide?

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    Paddy, it can be as wide as you wish,

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    On the subject of platforms, in my early model days with an oval of Triang track, an 0.4.0 outline, two trucks and a guard's van, I noticed something in my first Triang Hornby catalogue. It was that most, or at least many, model platforms seem to have tapered ends. I'm not sure why - maybe for flexibility given layout curves in general. They regularly crop up on layouts.

    It is worth pointing out that both here and in Britain, such things were the exception rather than the rule, even when converging tracks were just off the end of the platform. That at the Loop Platform in Downpatrick (the original BCDR one) is one of the few examples I can think of. Generally, platforms are better having ends the same width as the rest of it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    On the subject of platforms, in my early model days with an oval of Triang track, an 0.4.0 outline, two trucks and a guard's van, I noticed something in my first Triang Hornby catalogue. It was that most, or at least many, model platforms seem to have tapered ends. I'm not sure why - maybe for flexibility given layout curves in general. They regularly crop up on layouts.

    It is worth pointing out that both here and in Britain, such things were the exception rather than the rule, even when converging tracks were just off the end of the platform. That at the Loop Platform in Downpatrick (the original BCDR one) is one of the few examples I can think of. Generally, platforms are better having ends the same width as the rest of it.....
    The loop platform at Ballybrophy has a slight taper on the outside of the ramps at each end, but it's only following the taper of the platform itself.
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    You do indeed get the odd one, Broithe..... mostly, though, straight.
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  7. #17
    I like tapered platforms...they look neat and tidy.

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    Do you mean the tapered ends? I think it is essential with some rolling stock that simple need a little extra clearance when entering the station or bays. With Omagh, their were no tapers, the platforms just got narrower in general.

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