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s_truck



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: facing point locks Reply with quote

Which way round do facing point locks (FPL) operate??

New South Wales practice is that FPL are released when the lever is pulled over

MODRATEC has the FPL locked when the lever is pulled over

I note that this is the case in Victoria, where McKenzie and Holland frames are generally used

What's the practice elsewhere??
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

s_truck, this issue has come up previously - initially during the beta testing stage of SigScribe4. You can see what was discussed then in the SigScribe4 1.0.beta forum - facing point locks.
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mckenzie



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Location: Bendigo, Victoria

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Victoria they had four methods, "Out both Ways", FPL Reverse locked points Normal or Reverse, "In Both Ways" FPL Normal locked points each way, "Out One Way" FPL Reverse locked points either in Normal or Reverse position, and "In One Way", same deal. I don't beleive there was any set standard, but the most common one was "Out Both Ways". Hope this helps.
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ChrisF



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: facing point locks Reply with quote

[quote="s_truck"]Which way round do facing point locks (FPL) operate??

New South Wales practice is that FPL are released when the lever is pulled over

MODRATEC has the FPL locked when the lever is pulled over

I note that this is the case in Victoria, where McKenzie and Holland frames are generally used

What's the practice elsewhere??[/quote]

G'day 's_truck' & everyone,

Here in Western Australia a FPL when 'back in the frame' i.e. 'Normal' (away from the Signalman) - meant that the FPL was disengaged, thus enabling the points to be worked.

Of course there is always an exception to any rule and in this instance it is when the Points and FPL are combined in the same lever (half Blue / Half Black), the Points are locked in both directions unless being moved. This was done via use of an escapement crank beside the points themselves.

Cheers and "Line Clear" for now,

ChrisF.
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