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Tyers Economical facing point

Unread postby scarpa » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:06 pm

At the Bristol Docks Heritage railway there is a ground frame operated point equipped with a Tyers economical facing point drive and lock mechanism. Would anyone know the age of this signalling equipment and was this mechanism made by Tyers used on the mainline to operate and lock points.
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Re: Tyers Economical facing point

Unread postby JRB » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:17 pm

Plenty of economicals on main lines, probably including Tyers.
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Re: Tyers Economical facing point

Unread postby Chris Osment » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:45 am

when the ND&CJLR opened in 1925 it had economic FPLs. The lever-frames were outdoor GFs made by Tyer, but whether they provided the eFPLs as well I do not know, as I don't recall a suitable photo.
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Re: Tyers Economical facing point

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Tyer & Co were essentailly manufacturers of electrical equipment until they acquired the small firm of Twwedy & Co who became their mechanical signalling equipment side. By then, the signalling boom was on the decline and few new inventions appeared on that front. For that reason I very much suspect that any EFPL equipment marked as Tyer & Co is probably actually one of the long-established better-known types manufactured under licence.

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