Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Foot crossing warning bell Mark 2

Our Junior member, Ashley, has put together an audible warning system (AWS? heard that before somewhere!), at our foot crossing which we hope helps to warn visitors crossing the track at this point of an approaching train. The bell, which is connected to a 6 volt battery until we can finalise the supply from the signal box, is activated by the train making the circuit as it approaches and has been put together by Ashley using a Quality Street sweet tin, a door bell and a car indicator flasher ! Those of you who have visited us will probably have heard the bell that was rigged up but we feel that the Mark 2 version installed by Ashley is an improvement and not so offending to our ticket sales staff's ears, who have to endure it all afternoon on Open Days!!!..

The photo shows a proud Ashley with the bell in position.