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Spare Levers

 
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roger



Joined: 28 Apr 2005
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Location: Melbourne

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Spare Levers Reply with quote

Does anyone know, in Australian practice, particularly in Victoria, what colour spare levers were painted? Some signal boxes (towers in USA) were commissioned with spare levers while others had spares as a result of track simplification etc. As far as I know, spare levers as a result of beimg taken out of service were locked and had a ring or some other indicator around the handle so I assume they remained in their original colour but what about new installations?
Any clues?
Roger
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mckenzie



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Location: Bendigo, Victoria

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Spare Levers Reply with quote

They were painted white. Tony
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roger



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Spare levers Reply with quote

Thanks Tony
I have very fond memories of "Manuka", an HO layout which featured protoype style interlocking and crossing gates. At the time, it looked far too complex to achieve without specialist knowledge. MODRATEC now allows us mere ordinary mortals to achieve something similar.
Roger
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Roger, I built Manuka's interlocking machines, built over 200 of them now, send a few to britain, and I haven't been committed to the loonie bin yet. If anyone can tell a mechanical interlocking bod who is not a computer nerd how to post pictures, I would show a few of my machines. Tony[/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Lever Colors Reply with quote

Over on this side of the Pacific, a spare lever was generally painted grey. Couldn't leave it in its original color since it no longer was serving its original purpose. Didn't want to have it confused with anything else.
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