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Barry Tourist Railway

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:24 pm

At 16.07 in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHQn8OpfzrA

there is what appears to be a facing point lock worked by a hand lever. This seems an odd arrangement in a passenger line.
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Re: Barry Tourist Railway

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:56 pm

There also appears to be a zero speed limit sign (at about 7 mins in).
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Re: Barry Tourist Railway

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:22 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBN7bM-1slU
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shows it was a 20, which is presumably the line speed. The same video also shows the hand FPL arrangement at all the facing points in the running line, except at the Cardiff end of Woodham Halt, which are clipped. I am a bit surprised the points in the connecting line which lie towards the running line, don't have to be clipped the other way to protect the running line. I can't imagine what the point of pushing those wagons down is - indeed given lack of trapping I am a bit surprised running a passenger service is permitted with wagons on that road.
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Re: Barry Tourist Railway

Unread postby kestreleyes » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:55 pm

when I visited the arrangement years ago we were told it was the simplest way to get the points worked of a lever as they didn't have ground frames at the time, the handlever is key locked but there was talk of the lock being at the bottom as to whether the fulcrum power would easily snap it off or not,there is a separate lever for the point and fpl.
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