|Paul terminating cable s into the new Krone distribution Board|
We on the "electrical side" of S&T have achieved a lot in so much as the new concentrator has now been installed and commissioned at Toddington Signal Box , this is the 4th we have built from scratch.
Now only Broadway to do!
|New Unit installed at Toddington|
Gradually we are also carrying out improvements to the various Signal Post Phones to improve reliability and get them to a standard internal design to make repairs easier.
Train Crews will also see more consistency in the external labelling of the SPT's which will make it easier to find them and, as at the earlier 'boxes, when they lift the handset, they will hear a ringing tone to indicate that the circuit is working.
Meanwhile, Kevern had been taking a short break from writing up the maintenance and repair notes for the new units and was at Winchcombe investigating the circuit conditions needed for our Box to Box circuits to work
|Internal view of the Toddington Unit|
Len and I started with an apparent disconnection up on the Bracket Signal 27/29 which is north of Toddington. After a long walk we found that in fact it wasn't disconnected but internally, the bell was!
(The presence of the ring capacitor is a standard line test from a distance and shows up clearly on an analogue meter.)
Anyway, Len and I drew a reconditioned unit from our stock back at Winchcombe and installed it.
I reckon that between us, we walked about 3 miles on the ballast to get it done.
'Tis done and working now.