Kankool frame installation – Part I …
I have started to install the wire-in-tube (WIT) system that will operate the signals and points at Kankool.
The system is designed and sold by Modratec in Brisbane.
I am also using 3D printed signal actuators designed by Ray Pilgrim. Check out his Signals Branch blog.
The actuators will be mounted in a block of wood that has been attached to the side of the spline in the appropriate location. My own signals will then be attached to the base of the actuator.
The photo above shows a view underneath one of the WIT termination blocks. The cable from the lever frame is on the left and another wire then connects from the brass block to the lever on the signal actuator.
The WIT cables from the points and signals all come back to a termination block at the lever frame.
Refer back to a post here for a view of where the lever frame will sit. Go to the last photo.
I have also added extra cranks and linkages to the levers of the Kankool frame to convert from a vertical to horizontal movement.
I had a mate laser cut some new cranks and got some clevises cast in brass to connect them altogether. The wire throw to the points and signals will attach to the bottom clevis.
I realised I needed to commence the WIT installation before any scenery work could start, so I have already installed cables to nearly all signals, but I have to work on the turnout throwbars before I can terminate the point cables.