Sunday, 31 March 2013

Yass Junction yard light

Over the long week end i went down the farm to visit my grand father & uncle and on saturday i went out to Yass Junction station to get some more photos and was supprised to see that at the northern end of the yard that there is still a yard light still standing.Now this is something i had missed on all my previous visits,this light use to provide light to the water column on the up loop and the water tank use to be located just behind the light and was a single panel tank on a double teir steel stand & was a covered tank which served several purposes,1 to help stop the water from freezing during winter & keep out the birds.

Some photos can be seen on the Westonlangford web page as well as some other fantastic pictures on Yass Junction.I also done some measurements on the Grain storage depot,this is going to be quite a large building at 521mm long  301mm wide plus the outloading bin & shute,i am going to have to slightly change the track layout to fit it in.In the 2 hours i spent there i seen the down Griffith 2 car Explorer set,down XPT,up empty seel with triple NR's & up PN grain with double 81"s.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Manual point control

In a previous post i described the manual point control switches i made for Crookwell.For the point control on the rest of the layout i have changed the setup slightly.The switches are now mounted under the points instead of at the edge on the facia & the method of control is now by a small brass knob connected to a length of brass rod to the switch.The mounting brackets are 20mm alloy angle with a slot machined on 1 side to fit the switch.The switches i have used are perfect in the throw for the peco points(jaycar part No.ss0821 slide mini DPST)and for wiring up the frog power.Anyhow till next time Booly