With Mike holding the Fort with his trusty 1960's SA9083 tester at the cable head in Winchcombe, Kevern and Paul set off to firstly check out a possible just before the Tunnel. They then moved on the Far Stanley and found some crimps that could be improved. There is no truth in the rumour that Paul met Dr Livingstone whilst exploring the undergrowth!. Mike then moved to the other end at Gotherington. A quick test and, why should we be surprised, it worked!!
So after two years of reports of gradual stages, we now have a full set of similar Concentrators throughout the system. And a fully operational Box to Box system as well (not that our Strowger kit ever lets us down!)
Hopefully this standardisation will make life easier for the Signalmen as well as being more attractive within the Signal Boxes themselves
Heres a few pics of the finished installations, sorry there's no pic of Cheltenham. I'm sure there's one somewhere
As the waitress says " Enjoy"