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 Posted: Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 12:59 pm
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When I do that, only the text gets larger.

Linux magnifies the whole screen, pics and text. Then I can hit the "print screen" key to save it and later manipulate the resulting image. Windows should have something similar. Jose.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 02:11 pm
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I thought we were talking about real pole road switches. The ones made of not sawn logs.
Cause I did have another example of a wooden rail (stringer road) switch. Posted that before somewhere.

You can find it here:
http://railways.library.ualberta.ca/Photos-11-7-1/

The one Tom and Helmut posted is interresting too.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 02:53 pm
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@Alwin
My educated guess is that if there were any pole road turnouts, they followed the same principles as the stringer roads.

@pipopak
And the embedded picture, too. Both in Word or Open Office Writer.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 04:25 pm
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Helmut, you could be right. My guess is that it was done as I show in the next pics. ( sorry for the stupid presentation, I didn't want spent more time on it :bg:)





This reduces the frog, which is a complicated piece. At least for a pole road wich stay in place for maybe two years. So I think the building was done as quick and simple as possible.

But I could be wrong.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 07:11 pm
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That is the only practical way I reckon, Alwin - though probably with unsawn tree trunks rather than oversize Biros !.

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There is a slightly bigger, but more cropped version of the photo I posted before here http://bartoliniville.us/scrr/poleroads/AU-NZ-Logging.pdf

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 Posted: Sat Dec 13th, 2014 10:49 am
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Long time ago we talked about pole road switches. Found this image today. I think the railroad was "powered" by horses but nevertheless interesting.

http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/curtis/id/571/rec/20

Another one from a different angle:
http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/hegg/id/326/rec/43

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Hello Alwin,

Looks just like your biro pen example - they just slewed the point rails across.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 27th, 2014 10:43 pm
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OK then, lets see a for real pole road model loco which can run on peeled bark poles. You know it can be done...who's first?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2015 01:38 pm
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here's some wood for thought about pole roads. Don't let the Cyrillic deter you - some 150 Million Russians can read it...so you can too.



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