Yesterday I completed the final wire-in-tube terminations from the Kankool frame.
The runs to signals 15,17 & 18 had been left until last as I had to work out how I was going to operate the three arms.
Due to the hardware that is used when terminating the tube runs, and the space it requires, I had to come up with a different method for the three arms. A block was mounted under the spline for signals 15 & 18, but a separate one was required for signal 17. This also made it necessary to reverse the direction of throw for signal 17 from a “pull” to a “push”, so I fabricated a small crank.
So, as mentioned, this completes all wire-in-tube runs from the frame to all turnouts and signals.
I have also constructed a timber surround for the frame to not only conceal the frame workings, but to simulate the floor of a signal box.
This needed to be made removable to allow future access to the locking bed for maintenance purposes. The surround is removed by sliding it away from the fascia.
As this will probably be my last post for 2016, I hope everyone has a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
I’ve done some more installation of the Wire-in-tube (WIT) system for points and signals at Kankool.
Some timber bases were made to fix the WIT hardware to underneath the spline at the Willow Tree end of Kankool loop.
These have been made adjustable to allow for final tweaks when the turnout throwbars are installed.
The photo below shows the mounting block for the WIT signal hardware for the two Down starters on the left hand side, as well as the mounting block for the WIT point hardware for the runaway turnout in the loop and the mainline catchpoint.
The next photo shows a shot from underneath the spline of the mounting block for the Up Home Main & Loop bracket signal and the mainline turnout to the loop.
The next photo shows a shot above the turnout complex at the Willow Tree end. The loop of WIT that can be seen is to connect both mainline and runaway points to a single cable (lever #7).
This now completes the WIT installation for the Willow Tree end of Kankool. Scenery installation can now commence in this area.