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Historical distance limits for point operation 17/11/2020 at 21:28 #133954
bill_gensheet
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Long ago was this thread...
https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/34212?postId=37521
which stated the following

Maximum mechanically-worked facing point distances, nabbed from elsewhere:
1874 120 yds
1877 150 yds
1885 180 yds
1900 200 yds
1908 250 yds
1925 350 yds

As 'elsewhere', the signalbox forum, is no longer active has anyone come across the source references for the 1874 and 1877 limits ?

The earliest I have found so far is the 1885 limit requoted in 1892
https://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=166 on page 6

Bill

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Historical distance limits for point operation 17/11/2020 at 21:55 #133955
jc92
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bill_gensheet in post 133954 said:

As 'elsewhere', the signalbox forum, is no longer active
The Blower is active again now.

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Historical distance limits for point operation 17/11/2020 at 21:55 #133956
jc92
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bill_gensheet in post 133954 said:

As 'elsewhere', the signalbox forum, is no longer active
The Blower is active again now.

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Historical distance limits for point operation 17/11/2020 at 22:28 #133957
bill_gensheet
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jc92 in post 133956 said:
bill_gensheet in post 133954 said:

As 'elsewhere', the signalbox forum, is no longer active
The Blower is active again now.
Thanks, although they are sadly unable to re-build what was lost.

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Historical distance limits for point operation 03/06/2021 at 22:30 #139868
Puro
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bill_gensheet in post 133957 said:
jc92 in post 133956 said:
bill_gensheet in post 133954 said:

As 'elsewhere', the signalbox forum, is no longer active
The Blower is active again now.
Thanks, although they are sadly unable to re-build what was lost.
Well, I wouldn't say lost... ;-)

https://web.archive.org/web/20171018073423/http://forum.signalbox.org:80/

Unfortunately the data on the forum appears to not have been saved by the archive... :-(

Last edited: 03/06/2021 at 22:34 by Puro
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Historical distance limits for point operation 04/06/2021 at 06:19 #139869
Ron_J
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It may also be worth joining the Signalling Records Society and asking on their forum.
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