GWR  OLE  in  'N'

UPDATED 26 November 2019

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'N'  GWR OLE in 'N'

OLE supports as installed between Paddington and Cardiff.

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GWR OLE SUPPORTS 'N'

Portal supports with either ladder or hexagonal beams.  Available for 2, 3 and 4 tracks.

Kits come with 2 legs and a beam, register arms available seperately.  Legs and beam are an etch which fold up around a former.  Formed part is rigid with no need to solder or glue the folds.  Legs are a scale 30 feet high.

GWR OLE portal supports N 2 track ladder beam

 

GWR OLE portal supports N 3 track ladder beam

25540 Ladder beam 6.8p 2 track portal. 73mm between legs. 1 pk. 4.60

 

25542 Ladder beam 6.8p 3 track portal. 96mm between legs. 1 pk. 4.80

 

GWR OLE portal supports N 3 track ladder beam

 
 

25544 Ladder beam 6.8p 4 track portal. 119mm between legs. 1 pk. 5.00

 

GWR OLE portal supports N 2 track small hex beam

 

GWR OLE portal supports N 2 track large hex beam

25548 Hex beam 3.4p 2 track portal. 73mm between legs. 1 pk. 4.80

 

25550 Hex beam 4.8p 2 track portal. 73mm between legs. 1 pk. 5.00

GWR OLE portal supports N 2 track cantilever

GWR OLE portal supports N 1 trackcantilever

 

25560 Cantilever beam 6.8p 2 track portal. 2 pk. 5.00

25562 Cantilever beam 6.8p 2 track portal. 2 pk. 5.00

25571 Support bracket. 4 pk. 1.80

BENDING FORMERS  -  Beams and legs are one piece etches.  The etch is rolled around the former, then the former is pulled out which leaves a four sided leg or beam. For information on FORMING BEAM OR LEG click.

25578 3mm square former for legs and beams.  1.40.

25579 3 x1.5mm former packer for 4.8p hex beam.  1.40.

 

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GW OLE Register Arms

GW OLE register arms n gauge

GW OLE register arm N gauge

 

25590 Register Arm extended.  Etched n/s.  3 pack.  4.40.

25591 Register Arm tucked under.  Etched n/s.  3 pack.  4.40.

 

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SPACING THE SUPPORTS AND HANGING THE WIRES

OLE supports are erected to suit the track location and the instructions of the planning engineer.  Identical track arrangements can have different support arrangements.  Look at the prototype and examine photographs to see how supports are arranged.

On straight track maximum spacing is 73m, 0.49m (19.5inches) in N gauge.  A more typical spacing is 63m, 0.42m (17inches).  Supports are closer on curves and across points.

Contact wire height is typically 4.1m (13ft 6in), maximum is 5m (16ft 6in).  Model 25kV locos often need the contact wire to be higher and height should be checked against the model locos and adjusted if needed.

Supports can be erected without wires.  This allows access to clean the track and put stock on.  If hanging wires, guitar strings are a good choice.  These do not tarnish, have a low coefficient of expansion and do not kink if caught, but spring back into place.

TRANSFORMERS

 

oil cooled transformer N gauge

25470 Booster transformer.  4mm diameter, 7.8mm high.  2 pk.  4.00.  3D print.

25471 Booster transformer.  Create a sub station to feed your overhead.  12.4mm long, 5.4mm wide, 11mm high.  1 pk.  4.00.  3D print.

25473 Oil cooled transformer, small.  10mm, 6mm wide, 6.5mm high.  2 pk.  3.80.  3D print.

Rectangular Transformer N gauge

oil cooled transformer N gauge

 

25474 Rectangular transformer small.  8mm, 4mm wide, 7mm high.  2 pk.  3.80.  3D print.

25477  Transformer oil cooled.  Create a sub station to feed your overhead.  17mm long, 10mm wide, 11mm high.  1 pk.  3.50.  3D print

 

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