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Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby push-pull » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:24 am

With this project now in full swing I thought it best to start a new thread.
The project is basicly in two parts:-
Norden Level Crossing and Norden - Wareham signalling.
To get it up and running a small new signalbox is being built at Norden, to be known as 'Norden Gate Signalbox' and I have a few pictures of on going work.....
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Pete2320 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Are those brand new Annets locks being machined? Do you have a supplier?

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby MRFS » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:22 pm

Pete2320 wrote:Are those brand new Annets locks being machined? Do you have a supplier?

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I'm led to believe that Mr. Crafer of this parish can supply unmachined castings - the L&B borrowed one of my tokens for their ends when it came to machining.
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby push-pull » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Pete,

I belive we came by them by doing 'swapies' a few years back...so short answer no. :-(

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Chris Osment » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:37 pm

I thought that Norden was going to be controlled from Corfe Castle, so is this some sort of temporary stage work???
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby push-pull » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:46 pm

Chris, the short answer is yes.
Initialy the box at Norden will control the crossing and home signals with a panel, and have two NSKT machines, the existing one to Corfe Castle and the new one to Wareham, but they will both be released by Corfe. At a later date if the 'community service' takes off, and if the cost justifies it, Corfe can take it over with CCTV etc....

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby push-pull » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:59 pm

Update: Norden Gates Box has arrived, as has Norden Gates Up Distant!

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Chris Osment » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:15 am

Looks very nice!

Curiously tho', when I asked about this work at the local Swanage Area Group meeting earlier this month, no-one knew anything about 'Norden Gates' at all ........
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Peter Jordan » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:46 pm

You should probably have asked a question about an engine, Chris. I bet they'd know all about THAT!

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Mark Jamieson » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:21 pm

Few more updates on this scheme.

Down distant (minus arm) for Norden is now in situ.

Norden Gates cabin now in silver primer.

Drainage channel around Norden Gates now either piped or drainage re-routed along a new channel. In due course the track will be slewed over where existing drainage was.

S&T cable being ordered today which will be laid from Wareham to Corfe Castle eventually.

Illuminated diagrams being drawn and should be completed within two weeks before heading to the printers. These will be for Corfe Castle, Norden Gates, Norden North Ground Frame. Corfe Castle will show the fringe with Network Rail.
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby guard_jamie » Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:36 pm

I have been a little confused for some time regarding the planned signalling at the North end of the SR. From Swanage to Corfe Castle is obvious enough - three boxes, two sections, controlled by Token/Tablet (I'm guessing Harman's Cross can be switched out?)

But beyond Corfe, how does it work and how will it work? Will Corfe in effect be looking after two sections (Corfe-Norden-Wareham) and two passing loops (Corfe and Norden)?
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby Pete2320 » Thu Aug 2, 2012 8:24 pm

guard_jamie wrote:I have been a little confused for some time regarding the planned signalling at the North end of the SR. From Swanage to Corfe Castle is obvious enough - three boxes, two sections, controlled by Token/Tablet (I'm guessing Harman's Cross can be switched out?)

But beyond Corfe, how does it work and how will it work? Will Corfe in effect be looking after two sections (Corfe-Norden-Wareham) and two passing loops (Corfe and Norden)?


I was thinking of asking a similar question as I'm not sure why Norden is apparentley to be a block post but without any passing facility yet presumably the Norden run-round loop remains but wholly within one or the other NSKT sections.

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby MRFS » Fri Aug 3, 2012 12:54 am

:idea:

If you make Norden a block post - you can make it a terminating point. If it isn't a block post then trains can't terminate there.
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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby push-pull » Sat Aug 4, 2012 12:11 am

North of Corfe Castle, the single line is controled by Corfe Castle as two sections,
NSKT - Corfe Castle - Norden Crossing, Up STOP Boaord N1(this includes Norden station and run round loop)
Staff - Motala - Norden Crossing, Down STOP Board N2 -(The Staff will be replaced by NSKT and extended to Worgret Jcn.).
For a train to travel between Stop Boards N1 ands N2 it must be in possession of both token and staff, (or in future both NSKTs) .

Note: All auxillary NSKT instrumments will have plungers located in Corfe Castle Box.

I hope that doesn't confuse you.......any questions???

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Re: Swanage Railway - Project Wareham

Unread postby MRFS » Sat Aug 4, 2012 12:59 am

push-pull wrote:Note: All auxillary NSKT instrumments will have plungers located in Corfe Castle Box.

I hope that doesn't confuse you.......any questions???

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How many instruments in total - and are they intermediates or auxiliaries?
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