Friday, 19 March 2021

B/way Signal Box Stuff

 Friday 19th March 

(Notes and piccy courtesy of Neil C) 

More progress made with the electrical wiring  in Broadway Signal Box. All the electric locks except the acceptance lever are wired up and working. 

Malcolm W installed the last two locking tray covers and a contact box below signal 8 lock to allow killing of the "one pull" release when signal 8 (section signal) is pulled. 

The block diagram has arrived  and been test fitted to its cabinet. 

Many thanks go to Robin Walker and Kevin Simpson for producing this excellent drawing to depict the Broadway track layout and signalling.  Should look pretty good with its illuminating leds  when it is hoisted to position above the levers. 

Neil refitted the free/locked instrument for lever 13 (it was found to have open circuit coils which have now been repaired.) 

All lever locks now function off their plungers, subject to various electrical conditions. 

Neil C took the opportunity of dry weather to do a bit of housekeeping to clear the pine needles out of the Box gutters. 


(Still experiencing railway withdrawal symptoms - - need to get back and see this stuff first hand!!!) 

Sunday, 7 March 2021

More Fire Works

Notes from the 24th Feb (courtesy of Neil C) 

I think Neil C and Malcolm W, apart from being on a footplate have the next warmest billet on the railway!

Fire has again been lit in Broadway Signal Box and they have forwarded some photos of Malcolm's latest creation - a rather fine cabinet to contain the coal and kindling:

Neil C  has continued with the wiring of the electric locks and wired in the Toddington Block Bell - this was successfully tested the following day thanks to a visit to the box by our colleague George B out on his daily exercise walk.

Malcolm W has fitted a frame to locate a phone in the cabinet by the bracket home signal.

All the lever cams and locking bars in the locking room have been checked to ensure that split pins are fitted and anything that needs oil has been oiled!