If you try to do them in the wrong order something very nasty will happen tor either the point motor or the point blades.
fbb left the trackwork team pondering.
But end-to-end aficionados have spring to the defence of the design and extended the Pen-(something that fbb has forgotten) Quay Cornish industrial layout. Here is the team hard at work at a recent meeting.
A further extension via street running to Centenary Square is under way, but with a difference.
Cutting-edge battery technology is to be fitted to Midland Metro trams in a UK first. Centro, the West Midlands public transport delivery body, put pen to paper with Spanish tram manufacture CAF to start work on fitting batteries to the Metro fleet.
The equipment will enable the CAF-manufactured Urbos 3 trams to operate without the need for overhead line equipment to power them - the first tram fleet in the UK to do so.
The technology will allow the trams to run overhead line-free through architecturally sensitive areas or where expensive building works would be needed to install overhead power lines.
The 21 tram fleet is scheduled to be ready for when the extension from Birmingham New Street station to Centenary Square is opens in 2019.
Battery power will drive the trams through the architecturally sensitive Victoria Square and Town Hall areas.