Thursday, 16 December 2021

Block Diagram Mounted

 Thursday 16th Dec

Neil C, Malcolm W, Peter W and Andy D went to Broadway Signal Box to lift the completed  illuminated Block Diagram into position. All the wiring and fitting of the LED's has been completed. 

With some well-placed spacing blocks on the block shelf and a T-shaped prop stood on the block shelf the job of manoeuvring this heavy object into position went very smoothly. 

I hope you agree that this looks good and makes a nice addition to the box. 

The diagram has been wired up internally and tested and now just requires linking to the block shelf mounted connector. 

Thanks go to Robin Walker and Kevin Simpson for their assistance in designing and drawing the diagram layout. 

Malcolm, Peter and Andy posing by the diagram! 

And a front view


(Photos courtesy of Neil C) 

Thursday, 2 December 2021


 Wednesday 1st Dec

Some re-bonding of replacement rails at Broadway Station was carried out by Neil C, Carl S and Keith L today. 

Carl and Keith inserting bonding wire adjacent to platform 2. (photo courtesy of Neil C


Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Unfinished Business

 Tuesday 30th Nov

We set off to CRC again today to complete the salvage of the spare point rodding rollers and brackets from the concrete stools heading north from the signal box. Quite a few seized nuts which wouldn't yield to spannering so we resorted to splitting them with an angle grinder. We ended up with quite a pile

We plan to use these at Toddington when the pointwork and rodding is replaced in January.

The rest of the day was spent back at Winchcombe putting the rollers, brackets, spacers and rods into sets 

And cleaning and oiling the salvaged bolts.