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Pack of 12 black plastic insulating fishplates.
These are used to electrically isolate sections of track, allowing trains to be switched off, for eaxmple in station platforms, while other trains are being run.
The introduction of TPWS, Train Protection Warning System, across the national network has resulted in these small grids appearing between the rails on the approach to signals, speed restrictionsÂ and terminal stations. Two grids are normally placed, one to arm the on-train systems and one to activate the system.Â The grids are placed at a suitable distance apart for the expected speed of trains, such that if a train approaching a restrictive signal has not reduced speed the system will automatically triggerÂ a brake application.
Each pack contains 12 finely moulded grids, plus an appropriate number of supporting bars, allowing these to be trimmed to fit specific locations and track fixings.
Just like our model railways the real railway has been using motorised points for many years. A powerful machine is needed to move and secure the points with sufficient pressure for safe use with high speed trains and these silver grey point motor housings are a familiar sight, mounted alongside the point work.
Unlike the real thing these units aren't able to operate your model points as well, but will help you complete the detailing of your track for any layout set from the 1960s onwards.
Supplied in packs of 6.
Track circuit and voltage tester suitable for N (9mm), TT (12mm) OO/HO (16.5mm) gauge track
Check not just if your track has power but also how much!Lights illuminate for 5-9V, 9-12V and +12V. Suitable for analogue DC and DCC systems. Wiring of the tester is 'directional' so if the lights do not illuminate first reverse the tester and check the track again.Use to verify that your track has a power feed and that the voltage is that expected. Ideal for helping locate voltage drop faults caused by broken feed wires or poor fishplate connections.
Two detailed models of the Rawie Friction Buffer stop Twin Pack
Insulator mountings for conductor rails. These insulators are fitted to the sleepers at suitable intervals to support the live power rails.
Ideal for modelling the Southern Railway/region thrid-rail electric system, with electric unit trains available or announced by Bachmann and Hornby. Designed to hold code 60 rail, IL-1.
This spring loaded hydraulic style buffer stop clips to the track and provides a sprung stop block at the end of sidings.
Hydraulic buffer stops were typically installed at important passenger terminus stations. The hydraulic stop would absorb the impact of a low-speed collision more gently than a solid stop block. Hydraulic buffers stops of this type can still be seen at several London terminals.