Kankool lever frame …

Hi all,

As described in the Layout Stats, all turnouts and signals at Kankool, Ardglen & Pangela will be operated from fully interlocked mechanical frames, as per the prototype.

The frames are being built by Dale Richards from McKenzies, and he has commenced construction of the Kankool frame.  He has sent me some photos of the progress so far.  Credit must go also to Tony Kociuba from McKenzies who had this frame on standby.

Kankool frame         Kankool frame

Kankool was a 20 lever frame.  The model will be 315mm long, 260mm high & 170mm deep.

I hope to integrate the frames into the front valance of the layout at each location, possibly within a recessed area for protection.

I am really looking forward to getting the Kankool frame, even though it will be a while before it is actually operational.

Cheers for now.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011, in Kankool, Signalling and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello Ian,

    I found your blog today — a very nice build you have in the making.

    I look forward to following the progress. Not a model railroader myself but I have a great appreciation for those who are so skilled!

    Abby Robey

  2. Ian,
    while i would love to take credit for the work on this, credit goes to Tony, as the frame and work was all his, as a side note the frame was worked on at the 2011 Liverpool exhibition.


  3. Geoff Burns

    Ian, the frame looks outstanding! I would feel the same about wanting to get my hands on it, they really are a fine looking addition to the layout and a real prototypical look and feel about it, great stuff. I’ve gotta stop now I’m salivating over the keyboard! Geoff.

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