Upcoming Games


Full list
Add a game

Upcoming Events

Who's Online

Kage, JamesN, Soton_Speed, Tempest Malice, postal, Airvan00 (6 users seen recently)

Princes Risborough box open day 7 May

You are here: Home > Forum > Miscellaneous > The real thing (signalling) > Princes Risborough box open day 7 May

Page 1 of 1

Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 06/05/2022 at 14:29 #146393
bill_gensheet
Avatar
963 posts
Have come across the Princes Risborough box has an open day tomorrow (Saturday 7th May)

Could be of interest to some... will combine with an Oxford circular trip myself.
http://risboroughbox.org.uk/

CPR is NOT running as the access path is too near active tracks of CPR

Bill

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: UKTrainMan
Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 08/05/2022 at 15:58 #146407
bill_gensheet
Avatar
963 posts
Visit report....

Avoiding CPR running days was due to not wanting active signalling mixed with visitors. The path is in fact fully fenced in on both sides.

Was well supported (1400-1520) with several demonstrations / explanations going on:

Showing OTT maps of Chiltern running - and photo opportunities.

Current operations (northern end of box) and the Marylebone interface.
[Currently CPR run over the NR 'Thame siding']
This part of the box will become a museum with that part of the frame set up for the 1958 levers / diagram of North box as far as they remain - that end stops at lever 70.
Once the 'future layout' is done, public access will be to this end on a more regular basis.

Future operation (southern end of box) now refered to as 'Middle' box with levers 98-125
This has been set up to control the future layout and was being run as a hands on demonstration of a CPR train arriving, running round and departing.
[For use once CPR have laid their new line to allow independent running parallel to the NR Thame siding]

Downstairs (for the brave / short - spiders, ladders and low beams.)
On request for those interested in the below floor gubbins. Explaining the mechanical and electrical locking in operation, aided by the next group doing the run round 'task' above.

THE IMPORTANT BIT - tea and biscuits (plus for the CPR donations collection)!

All in all very worthwhile, recommend looking out for the next event

Pictures to follow.... and hi to 'uktrainman'

Bill

Log in to reply
The following users said thank you: UKTrainMan, Stephen Fulcher, Newhampshires
Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 08/05/2022 at 20:50 #146409
bill_gensheet
Avatar
963 posts
Interior shot of the new 'Middle' box for the future layout

General view to the stations from the top of the steps

Bill




Post has attachments. Log in to view them.
Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: UKTrainMan
Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 08/05/2022 at 20:54 #146410
bill_gensheet
Avatar
963 posts
Now downstairs...

Locking arrangements looking upwards.
Electrical releases nearest, then the actual interlocking 'logic' and then the drive bar from the levers at the top
(I did not get up the ladder for a better view)


Pulleys (signals) and cranks (points)

Bill




Post has attachments. Log in to view them.
Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: UKTrainMan
Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 09/05/2022 at 05:22 #146413
Stephen Fulcher
Avatar
1826 posts
Is the panel that used to control Bicester North still in there Bill?
Log in to reply
Princes Risborough box open day 7 May 09/05/2022 at 10:18 #146414
bill_gensheet
Avatar
963 posts
Stephen,

I did not notice that, but not particularly looking. Could simply have been someone stood in front and not part of the explanations. That end was more the 'ex-signalmans meeting zone'.


Bill

Last edited: 09/05/2022 at 10:25 by bill_gensheet
Reason: None given

Log in to reply