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LATEST PROJECTS NEWS
Recent Signalling project works are continuing on the Rowsley shunt frame.Andrew has drawn up a full cad drawing of the cabin in every detail,to aid with the production of the steelwork and building side,a view is shown on the right, steelwork for this was manufactured by Rod one of our volunteers and the upper portion has since been mounted and the featherboarding on the locking room completed,paintwork and manufacturing of the staircase are now ongoing.
The LMS Turnover lever frame based upon the european signalling method of wire driven points and signals has been restored and mounted on its frames within the new cabin, all the mechanical interlocking has been completed and the lock worked from the drivers staff affixed and tested, new brass plates still need making for the description plates, and a polycarbonate cover for the locking frame so that visitors can see the internal workings of the locking on display.
The point operating boxes and self adjusting weights have been overhauled,missing parts have kindly been manufactured by mr Briddon and the boxes have been sleeper mounted on sections of old soleplates to the sleeper ends, cranks have been welded up to join these to the points when the time comes to swap over to the new cabin,the wire runs,wires and wheels have since also been fitted lineside.
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Elsewhere the department has been busy on two other fronts,firstly with the planned re-erection of Darley footbridge in the works the signalling locations there will require moving,groundworks for these have started with cable works firstly to be followed byswinging the signalling locsideways to miss the footbridge stairs but he battery location will require moving,possibly underneath the footbridge.another major job the department has been working on is the replacement of the now life expired wooden post for Church lane number 13 signal,we are presently costing up replacement options,but for the interim have lowered the arm mechanism away from the problem area and next will remove the problematic portion,before reerecting a properMidland standing platform atop ,the finial and a good repaint to secure its immediate condition till replacement.
The self adjusting weight gear is now in place and connected up underneath the cabin,this will soon be set under tension,some final sleeper work needs to be finished off under the altered pulley wheels afornt the weight units,seen temporarily propped up on bricks.
Picture; After with a full repaint.