this is a 2 leaver variety from a groung frame.a bit more complicated than the simple ground frame.this one usually had some form of a key to unlock it,this is in 1-1 scale.the key was obtaned from the signal box[switch tower] or was on the end of the safe working staff that was carried by the loco.
anyway the ground frame,i make all my signilling stuff either in nickel silver or brass,styrene is just not strong enough.seeing that the point blades are not spring loaded there is a piece of stryene that acts as a rubbing plate.the crank is a copy of a australian standard gauge variety more than likely of a english pattern[img]">.this is typical of narrow gauge with they use of secound hand equipment.
i have also included a photo of a very simple one that is used in a narrow gauge yard,if you look in the right hand corner you will see the throw over mechanism of another variety.i have used a combination of cranks wheels and weights in all my dioramas for years just remember to place the leavers where you can throw them.
I just came across this thread. Great job on the turnout and the linkage. The linkage is the thing that caught my attention. I have a spot for that sort of thing on an N scale layout I'm tinkering with as a break from my large scale narrow gauge stuff.
for a while now i have been building units that will eventually make up my new display come empire.here are two pictures of my latest effort.this is a old factory that will be in the left hand corner.this is where the track enters from the rest of the world[under back]the size is 15 inches [375mm]heigh by 10 inches[250mm]wide by 9inches[225mm]deep.there ill be another track at the heighr level coming out of the roller door.i have started weathering it an also the detail is being built up.the right hand side will be a complete contrast.
good afternoon all.
the structure is my take on a old power station here in sydney 1930 vintage.these old power stations are huge and white bay power station is just that.built by the railways to supply power to the surban electrics it has not been used for 20 years.it is slowly rusting away awating its fate.once a year it is open to the public and the crush is growing.
as a scratch building project it is a challenge.huge steel lintels stairs everywear corrigated iron mysterious spaces and pipes
my take is of the area that they used to unload coal wagons and then use conveyor belts to take the coal to the coal crushers or course it is scaled down.if you want to see what the real thing looks like search -white bay power station.
i feel happy that at last i can move on.i have built 3 versions of this damm power sation over the last 15 months.there is still a bit of repetive building left then fresh air.
An interesting looking piece...very typical of the unique nature of the subjects I've come to expect (and look forward too) from you. If it turns out anything like the creative effort that the "Boneyard" was, I'm sure it will be a pleasure to view. Any goals for when this display will be ready for show (assuming it is for public exhibition eventually that is).
hi dan i figure this display will take another 17 months to finish,my goal is to take it to the sydney show in october 2012.the trouble with a deadline is just that.i really like taking my own sweet time.anyway i will post construction as i go along.