JRB wrote:It could be EIR. Export & inland material did get mixed (lots of 'Irish' wire runners at Banbury Rd. Jc. and BR clamp locks in Hong Kong for example), so that could be East India Railway.
John Hinson wrote:North Weald was a standard GER box with a standard Saxby & Farmer Duplex frame dating from 1888. The reason I asked if the lever was No21 (it could equally have been No 1 under my theory) was that the frame was 20 levers in size until 1949 when it was rebuilt for the Underground and enlarged by one lever. But if it was rebuilt I guess the lever quadrant could have been inserted anywhere and was actually unlikely to be right at the end as end castings are different.
There is absolutely no reason why the GER (or its successor, the LNER) would have East India Railway parts for they would have had a plentiful supply of original parts owing to their frame recycling policy.
However, a source for an additional lever (and associated parts) for the LPTB would be a little more difficult and my suspicions are that they may have had them made as the type was long discontinued. I think it exceedingly unlikely that any East India Railway parts were kicking about awaiting use; personally I feel it far more likely that "EIR" was a local foundry that cast it to order.
scarpa wrote:A point of consideration Stratford Locking fitters in early BR days or LNER would have maintained frames in the Dock areas and early 50 s Ongar line .Leyton shops built and provided alterations to frames till its closure.In those days all servicable parts were saved and re-used.Stratford Southern Junction was a unique frame built in Stratford loco works
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