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Location: Bradford, Northern England

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Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:45pm

Mile posts

I want to make some posts and boards on which the km are marked. I have seen these on catenary towers and on separate posts where there are no mile stones.
In order to make these in Gauge O I need to know the dimensions and if they are standard size. I can then cut and solder brass plates and posts on which to mount them. I am building a model of part of the Ahrtalbahn so there are no catenary towers on which to place these boards.

In England we would call this boards and posts "mile posts" I do not know the German name for these objects.

Can anyone help me with the dimesions. - Best regards to all - John




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Friday, April 13th 2012, 8:43pm


Hi John,

On your case I would use old fashioned milestones for your railroad. Especially raiload without catenary towers (e.g. Ahrtal) are very often still equiped with old milestones instead of mileplates. Unfurtunately I haven't got the dimensions of the old milestones.





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Friday, April 13th 2012, 9:03pm

Good Evening John,

Hope this is usefull to you:
1. Global informations to all signals and signs of DB:…eterzeichen.htm
now some pictures of several milestones in german its called Hektometerstein or Hektometertafel

and finally what you are looking for - the dimensions:

Best wishes :thumbup:
die Räder vom Zug dreh´n sich rundherum ,rundherum ,rundherum :thumbsup:

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