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One thing that puzzles me slightly is looking at pictures in the 50s/60s you can readily see nice and neat facing point lock covers , where as in later picture of the 80s etc. you see no lock covers.

 

Did cie remove FPLs , or just they got sloppy. I know many where pf the " economical type " so I wonder were these different or what

 

You can see what I mean here http://www.signalbox.org/overseas/ireland/claremorris.htm

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One thing that puzzles me slightly is looking at pictures in the 50s/60s you can readily see nice and neat facing point lock covers , where as in later picture of the 80s etc. you see no lock covers.

 

Did cie remove FPLs , or just they got sloppy. I know many where pf the " economical type " so I wonder were these different or what

 

You can see what I mean here http://www.signalbox.org/overseas/ireland/claremorris.htm

 

 

 

The old style facing lock covers seem to have been phased out in Ireland & the UK in the 60-70s. They may have been removed to simplify inspection and maintenance.

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/63942-facing-point-lock/

 

The "Economic Locks" were the lock and point was operated by the same lever were used mainly when additional facing point locks were required when no spare lever was available within a lever frame.

 

Wills Kits OO Point Rodding Kit SS89 seems to be a good way of adding this feature to a layout http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/2137_1_1234353.html

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