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Part 22 – Train Control Panel

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ST AGNES RAILWAY MAP

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I made a simple train board for train movement “control” from the diagram under the St Agnes Railway Map and mounted it onto a piece of Galvanised sheet. My loco numbers are printed on a sticker paper which is attached to some cut up fridge magnet material. I then move it between stations so I know where my trains “are” on my imaginary railway...






This is how the board appears on my shed wall







Unit 1404/1909 on a Freight Turn. These units hauled a train from St Agnes to Ridgehaven and are now returning on the opposing train so that they will be in place for “The Canadian” (No1 in CP Rails lexicon but a passenger on my railway).

The switcher in the background put the incoming train in the yard for remarshalling while the single ended diesel turned at the Ridgehaven Depot to head back to St Agnes.




This is how the movement of 1404/1909 appears on the board. 1404/1909 are at the departure end of the yard. 0-8-0 3401 (Yet to be Canadianised) is shown as being the next loco to go “West” to St Agnes. The other locos are at the “Ridgehaven” Loco Depot




A Slightly bigger map showing the St Agnes end of the line. 6514 will take the next East bound when the train is switched while other locos and an RDC are shown as being at Reginald Bridge station. As the fridge magnets are not that strong I have a “Catching Tray” at the bottom of the metal backing, or the magnets could fall, never to be seen again! I have also made “spares”!