Monday, January 14, 2008

Snow, power supplies and other diversions

Power and control are being sorted out in advance of the Spring and Summer running seasons. That's not to say that trains haven't been running through the winter, they most certainly have! But we did need to get the plough out first.

However, a new controller is on its way from Helmsman controls in Blackpool, and an additional power feed has been installed to the track to improve operational resilience (i.e. to make it work). At the same time, the battery pack on No.5, our much loved Corpet Louvet, seems to be dying. Stripping out the old pack revealed evidence of corrosion, and so a new pack has been ordered.