Six of us in action today with several objectives at Winchcombe:
To replace the remaining signal wire stakes with their pulleys.
To connect all the signal wires to the re-positioned starter signals and their banner repeaters.
To continue laying the concrete cable troughing from the line side cabinet to the connection point for the new point motor.
Fit approx 120 track bonding wires (all holes in rails previously drilled)
Re-connect the track circuit wiring.
Clean and paint the wooden signal post at the end of platform 2 ( now the repeater).
Malcolm W has been busy since last week preparing the 2 Banner Repeater discs , here's the second one finished and ready to take up and fit:
And here it is fitted
There has been a visit by S & T to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough to collect a purchase of point rodding. This is another essential supply required for Broadway. It is looking a bit rusty at the moment so another few hours of angle grinding with wire brushes required followed by a bit of anti-rust treatment. Never a dull moment!
Four of us were at it again on Wednesday. Neil C was beavering away to finish installing the new cabling for the track circuits. Richard C , Ian R (all the way from Bletchley) and Malcolm W spent the day installing the point stretchers and linkages for the point motor. A lot of adjustment was necessary with trial and error spacers to ensure that the point blades were in the correct position and within tolerance. Some work still required to determine the length of the detector linkages once the motor is positioned.
The plan is to instal the point motor on Thursday. Hope it all works by Saturday!