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Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:39 pm

Thought you might be intrigued by the way the colouring for an IB lever can be applied to a dwarf frame:
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Chris Osment » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:47 pm

A good job then that it was not on a GWR Relief Line and worked co-acting Detonators!
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby MRFS » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:56 pm

Blimey. :)
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:24 pm

On a Westinghouse L frame, the catch handle latches into the quadrant plate, so there is hardly any visible lever casting below the chromed handle for you to paint, so the colour is applied to the quadrants.
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Sat Dec 3, 2016 5:22 pm

Chris Osment wrote:A good job then that it was not on a GWR Relief Line and worked co-acting Detonators!

Or indeed a GWR goods line lever!
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Is Line Clear » Sun Dec 4, 2016 1:42 pm

Mike Hodgson wrote:On a Westinghouse L frame, the catch handle latches into the quadrant plate, so there is hardly any visible lever casting below the chromed handle for you to paint, so the colour is applied to the quadrants.


Like this http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/pic2/wn/2016a/kc_lframe_derekh14430_24jan16h.jpg
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:03 pm

There's a certain logic to this . . .
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:07 pm

John Hinson wrote:There's a certain logic to this . . .
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Forders Sidings 25/4/82, photo: N L Cadge, John Hinson collection



.... because the it arm works is yellow with a black chevron?
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Richard Pike » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:36 pm

But the chevron faces down when it controls the up distant?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32297024@N08/27634760952/

The chevrons on detonator placers face up for up and down for down don't they?
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:50 pm

What would this do:
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Stuart Johnson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:18 pm

Dispense Vimto?
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby Nicko » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:13 pm

If I remember correctly the chevrons on the distant levers at Forders Siding were appeared mysteriously painted by some one unknown
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby StevieG » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:05 am

With that sort of frame, where was Stockport Junction? (presume it's a 'was'.)
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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby John Hinson » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:55 am

StevieG wrote:With that sort of frame, where was Stockport Junction? (presume it's a 'was'.)

Pshhht - Guide Bridge.

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Re: Lever colours

Unread postby StevieG » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:32 am

Stuart Johnson wrote:Dispense Vimto?
Nice idea Stuart.

John Hinson wrote:Pshhht - Guide Bridge.

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