Fairford Branch Line Layout
Points Signals and Uncoupling
Description of operating points, signals and uncouplers
The points are Peco and are operated by a version of wire in tube which can be made to work slowly if needs be.
The "tube" is a length of 4mm core-board from 4' X 2'6" sheet which is let into the top of the baseboard and the wire is feed through an aligning hole in the surrounding frame and a 2cm piece of 8mm dowel is fixed on the end. Of course the end which will be attached to the tie bar has a right angle bend.
Below are the base boards of Lechlade showing the system prior to the scenic stage.
Photos by Ian McEwan