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Eggesford – update

Eggesford progress

Nicks workshop mutterings

Having relaid all the track and getting the points working from the original wire in tube I am now looking to the operating side of the layout. My plans were always to have a fully interlocked signal frame and to ‘drive’ the trains to the signals. As Eggesford is a passing station I have decided to have one controller for the UP line and one for the DOWN line with the yard be workable from either. Electrically there will be a switchable section in front of each starter signal which will be switched between the two controllers to represent the change over between he two token controlled single lines. Other electrical feeds will be determined by the position of the points.

I have now built the interlocking frame. The locking rules have been worked out using the ‘TRAX 3’ computer program that comes with Jeff Geary’s book ‘Signalling & Lever…

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