I thought I would make a change from posting work I have done on rolling stock and instead focus on a bit of lineside structure instead. This model is of a traction substation which is used to supply power to the catenary for electric trains to run on the LBB, the model is designed to represent a yard that converts 66kV 16.7Hz AC to a 15kV 16.7Hz AC supply for the overhead wiring. The model is of a typical modern open yard design which features 2 step down transformers, busbars, earthing cabinets, isolating switches as well as voltage and current transformers, there is also a switchroom which has a fully detailed interior including circuit breakers as well as control and monitoring equipment.
View of the yard on the SLGG's award winning Brickston Valley layout at the AMRA 49th Sydney Model Railway Exhibition.
General views of the yard.
Inside the switchroom including showing one of the LBB electricians doing some maintenance on one of the Vacuum Operated Circuit Breakers.
Edited by Steinkopf, 18 March 2012 - 09:47 AM.