Queensland Curve Posts

 

 

Above - 5 Chain Radius Curve Post mounted on 42 lb/yd rail - Tirroan Branch 1981


Curve Posts were used on the QR network to indicate curves of 7 chain radius or less. The sharpest curve in general use in Queensland was 5 chain (100 metre) radius. Curve Posts were positioned just before a 5, 6, or 7 chain curve on the right hand side of the track relative to the direction of travel. Their purpose is to alert the driver of the curve radius so the train could negotiate the curve at the regulated speed. The speed limit on curves of 7 chain radius or less is generally 30 kph (20 mph) or below.

Curve Posts were made obsolete by the introduction of Speed Boards, but on many branch lines it was common to see Speed Boards placed alongside Curve Posts, and many survived in place well into the late 1990's.

Our 1:87 Scale Curve Posts are semifinished and require no decals or painting to the sign faces. The numbers are laser cut and raised to replicate this feature of the prototype cast iron signs. The models require individual assembly of the components supplied in each pack. Each pack contains components to complete four 1:87 Scale Curve Posts..



 

QSM-CP1
1:87 Scale
Queensland Curve Posts
 
Pack Contains:  
   
  12x Curve Post Numbers
   
  Numbers Include - 5c x4, 6c x4, 7c x4
   
  4x Styrene Posts
   
  Assembly & Installation Instructions Included
   
  PRICE - $9.50 per pack
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Above - Curve Post - Tirroan Branch 1981

Above - 6 Chain Radius Curve Post used in conjunction with Speed Boards - Monto Branch 1988

Above - Curve Post used in conjunction with Speed Boards on Monto Branch 1993 - Photo courtesy of Nathan Burnett

Above - Curve Post - Monto Branch 1993 - Photo courtesy of Nathan Burnett


 

ABN 77 149 512 336

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