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Author Topic: Bedwyn Turnback extension for IET  (Read 1830 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 11:48:09 am »

Two and three car Turbos are also required to run up to the stop sign, the existing two and three car stop signs have been removed.  (Well the posts remain but the plates have been taken down.)
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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 01:41:49 pm »

The TPWS fitment standards do not require sidings such as at Bedwyn to be fitted.  I note from Bobs photograhs that they have fitted a STOP (S) marker sign just short of the buffer stop.  There is a lot of debate elsewhere about the sighting of these from the IET cab, so I hope there is a bit of length tolerance in the siding..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 06:41:17 am »

Can anyone tell/does anyone know whether point heaters have been fitted to the points and turnback at Bedwyn. The lack of them was apparently the reason why all Bedwyns were cancelled when it was cold in March, due to worries over possibly blocking the main line. Hence canncellations in no snow. NR Sid they were going to.
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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2018, 08:14:56 am »

Can anyone tell/does anyone know whether point heaters have been fitted to the points and turnback at Bedwyn. The lack of them was apparently the reason why all Bedwyns were cancelled when it was cold in March, due to worries over possibly blocking the main line. Hence canncellations in no snow. NR Sid they were going to.

Can't see any fitted in the photographs Bobm posted earlier in the topic.
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 11:03:39 am »

Triffic, thanks...
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 11:08:24 am »

I guess that would be part of a separate renewal project of the S&C?  Or is it relatively straightforward to fit point heaters to existing equipment?
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 05:39:21 pm »

I guess that would be part of a separate renewal project of the S&C?  Or is it relatively straightforward to fit point heaters to existing equipment?

Modern electric heaters consist of strips that are clipped to the outside rail foot, so fairly easy to retrofit.  However, the biggest issue is usually getting a power supply to site (especially in a remote site).  They can't be fed from the signalling power supply (just in case anybody thought of asking ☺).
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 05:46:16 pm »

There is a large building between the end of the up platform and the bridge which looks to be a relay room, so suspect there is power within 300 yards.
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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2018, 05:57:32 pm »

There is a large building between the end of the up platform and the bridge which looks to be a relay room, so suspect there is power within 300 yards.
Doh....forgot about the relay room (its an age thing you know).  That would be OK provided the DNO Supply point has the required spare capacity.
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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2018, 06:08:10 pm »

Just unplug the PWay's kettle.  Grin
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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2018, 10:34:39 am »

Just unplug the PWay's kettle.  Grin

Bob, surely that should be the S&T kettle..... Tongue Roll Eyes
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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2018, 10:36:01 am »

Just unplug the PWay's kettle.  Grin
Bob, surely that should be the S&T kettle..... Tongue Roll Eyes

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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2018, 09:24:31 pm »

I saw this "kettle" stuff around and my mind turned to the idea of running a steam hauled push pull service in winter out to Bedwyn, using steam from the engine to blow the snow out of the points ... my mind comes up with some silly ideas on a Saturday night!
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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2018, 10:00:29 pm »

My Saturday evening has been ruined by the news Dominos no longer do the Double Decadence base option for their pizzas!
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