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WCH Type SF Cushion Wheel Stops
Type SF Wheel Stop

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Type SF Cushion® Wheel Stops - Why Type SF is the world's most­specified Wheel Stop

  • No holes to drill -- tighten 2 nuts in each block
  • No "sizes" -- Type SF fits rail from 4" to 7" high
  • No "rights" or "lefts" -- either block fits either rail
  • No loose parts -- each block a single steel weldment
  • No brittle castings -- 360 lbs. of STEEL in each SF
  • Not merely a track-end marker-­made to be switched against
  • Stops Cars, not just Wheels; cushion plus friction absorbs shock in Wheel Stop, not in center-pin of car
  • Absorbs shock in ties and ballast.

How Type SF Cushions Impact

Type SF utilizes the weight of the car itself to compensate for greater-than­normal speeds. The car wheel contacts the SF block at points (E) and (C). In so doing, the wheel lifts 114" from the rail at point (F). This small lift is sufficient to apply the weight of the forward wheels to the wheel stop, thus increasing rail-top friction at point (E).
At the same time, the overturning force developed at point (C) forces bracket (B) down on rail-head and bevel-head bolts (D) upward under rail-head, increasing friction in varying amounts at both points. Type SF uses engineering principles in a practical way to stop cars.
SF Wheel Stop Installation

Installation Instructions
Select the tie against which the Wheel Stop will bear. (Third or fourth tie from end of track is suggested).
Remove the two bevel-head bolts from each block.
Position the blocks on the rail, both blocks bearing against the same tie.
Replace the bevel-head bolts and tighten evenly to hold blocks vertical.
Your Type SF is now ready for use.

Descriptive Data
Height above rail: 17 inches
Weight per pair: 360 pounds
Size: One size fits rail 4" to 7" high Nuts: Four per pair - 2-1/4" across flats
Material: Hot-rolled mild steel
Fabrication: All-welded Paint: Special M/W red oxide

Optional Anchor Straps
To increase resistance against heavy, slow impacts while preserving the cushion feature of Type SF, ties back of the Stop may be blocked apart to move as a unit. Or ties may be strapped together in front of the Stop (under the car), beginning with the tie against which the Stop bears. Anchor straps optional - Order Separately. (Sold in pairs)

More Than 40,000 in Use            
Railroads which have had the most experience with Type SF are its most enthusiastic boosters. There is no better Wheel Stop on the market

Specify "Hayes Type SF Wheel Stops" and number of pairs required. (If rail is under 4" or over 7" high, or wheel dia. is other than 33" or 36", please ask for special quote


Order Western Cullen Hayes' SF Cushion Stop online and discover why it is the most specified wheel stop.

Model 430F Car Stops
Model 430F Car Stops

Model 430F Car Stops

  • Fast, clamp-on design
  • Few Components
  • No drilling of rails
  • Ballast & ties not disturbed

Recommended especially for use on stub-end tracks where the base of the rail is not accessible (flush rail­rail surrounded by concrete, asphalt and other kinds of pavement). Simple application; just bolt the two clamp wedges lightly. Using a sledge hammer, drive the car stop block until it grips the rail-head securely - when firmly gripped - draw the four bolts tight. No further attention is necessary. When used in pairs, be sure they are parallel so both wheels contact simultaneously.

Specifications
Height Above Rail: 16-5/8"
Weight Per Pair: 350 lbs.
Size: One size fits all rail from 4-5/8" to 8" high
Material: All-welded Steel
Finish: M/W Red Oxide
Wheel Contour: 33" - 36" dia.
Speed: Up to 3 mph
Wheel Stops are to be used for low speed stopping of rail cars. Speeds above 3 MPH are not recommended. Damage to wheels, bolsters and centerpins can occur at excessive speeds. Where speeds of 3 to 4-1/2 MPH are expected, we recommend cushion style SF or Spring Action Hayes Wheel Bumpers.

Special Application Modified 430F Wheel Stops

Model 430F Modified for Craneways and Special Applications
The 430F design is adaptable to fit your needs. The units can be made to accommodate crane rail and mine rail in addition to standard "T" rail.
No drilling of rails.

• Wheel diameters other than standard 33" - 36" diameter can also be accommodated.
• Where wheels are concealed or inaccessible, frame contact can be accommodated.

Please call, write, or fax for further information on 430F Modified.

Model 430F Modified Stops are designed for non-standard railroad application such as cranes and other devices that use rails to guide and facilitate movement. They are normally sold in pairs.
Custom made products are not subject to our normal return goods policy and warranty. Shipping weight varies with design.

Type SH Hinged Wheel Stops
Hinged Wheel Stops

Type SH Hinged Wheel Stop

Temporary stopping or loading locations can easily be accommodated, with Western-eullen-Hayes Type SH Hinged Wheel Stops.
Once installed, quick and easy lifting of the captive locking bar allows wheel stop removal. Access to your track or car movement is immediate.
Provisions for locking the wheel stop in the "ON" rail position are provided.
Wheel stops are recommended for moderate speed locations not to exceed 3 mph.
Heavy 2" diameter hi-carbon steel hinge pin.
Heavy belleville spring to absorb shock and give greater service life.

Hinged Wheel Stop Installation

Installation Instructions
The units are to be installed with the hinge plates on the field side of the rail. This will facilitate operation of the unit in the "on" and "off" rail positions.
Installation instructions and details are provided with each unit.
Be Sure That The Wheel Engaging Block Is Vertical When In The "On" Rail Position.
Ordering Information:
Each wheel stop is made for a specific rail section. Always specify rail section at installation location.
Shipping weight is approximately 420 lbs. each pair.
Note: Electric or pneumatic powered units available.

Type SG Rigid Rail Car Wheel Stops
Rigid Wheel Stops Model SG

Rigid Rail Car Wheel Stops - Type SG

  • Low Cost
  • All Steel Construction
  • Easy Installation
  • Uses Entire Rail for Added Strength
  • No Holes to Drill

Specifications
Height above rail: 14" Weight per pair: 200 lbs.
Size: One size fits all rail from 4-114" to 8" high
Wheel diameter: 28" - 36"
Speed capacity: 3 MPH
To Install
Remove nuts and separate loop clamp from wheel engaging block.
Select a sound tie near track end which is suitable for the clamp to rest against. Slide the loop under rail and raise threaded end to vertical position. Insert 3" diameter cross bar through wheel engaging block (with the flat surfaces facing up) and lower the block over the threaded loop shafts. Apply nuts and tighten. Repeat procedure for companion block. (Always use wheel stops in pairs and make certain units are parallel).
The first impact sets the loops and securely holds the blocks to the rail.
No repositioning will be required as the SG will not slide from this placement. Wheel Stops are to be used for low speed stopping of rail cars. Speeds above 3 MPH are not recommended. Damage to wheels, bolsters and centerpins can occur at higher speeds. When speeds greater than 3 MPH are expected use Cushion® Wheel Stops ­Type SF or consider coupler contact Bumping Posts. Please call, fax or write for literature.

Type RE Heavy Duty Wheel Chock
Heavy Duty Wheel Chock Model RE

Economical
• Rugged, All Steel Construction
• Simple, Welded Design
• Convenient, Easy to Apply to Track
• Lightweight - 25 pounds for Easy Handling
W-C-H Wheel Chocks assure safe, secure blocking of standing cars. Chock is easily installed by placing it on the rail and pushing it directly against the standing wheel. The cams of the chock are tightened and set by rotating the handle to the locking postion.

Portable Flag Type Wheel Chock
Portable Flag Type Wheel Chock

• Provide Safe, Secure Blocking
• Easily Attached and Removed
• Bi-Directional Use
The rugged, all steel Safety Wheel Chocks are quickly and easily attached. Assembly is simply placed on exposed rail head and extension arm is lowered to horizontal position to secure device on rail. Assembly's long extension arm extends large diameter warning sign up to the side of car to permit maximum visibility. Standard finish is bright maintenance-of-way yellow.


Car and Locomotive Replacers
Car and Locomotive Replacers
  • Lowest weight consistent with structural design and proper metal distribution
  • Can be drilled to your specific re­quirements
  • Does not inter­fere with under­rigging of cars and locomotives
  • Gradual and easy climb by tread of the wheel
  • Provided with flanges and ribs to guide wheels
For use on:
  • Bridges • Trestles
  • Curves • Planked Crossings
  • Around Interlocking Plants and Frogs

Model No.

Inside Replacer Dimensions

Outside Replacer Dimentions

Shipping Weight per Pair

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

No. 46 - For rail up to 6" high

33"

8-3/4"

1-3/4"

1-1/4"

33"

9-1/4"

1-1/4"

200

No. 37 - For rail up to 7" high

34-1/2"

9-3/4"

1-3/4"

1-1/4"

34-1/2"

10-1/4"

1-1/4"

250

No. 28 - For rail up to 8" high

36"

11-1/4"

0"

1-1/4"

36"

11-3/4"

1-1/4"

300

Car Rerailers
Car Rerailer

Car Rerailers
The original "Butterfly-Type"
Rugged, made of cast steel (annealed), these Car Rerailers are simple to use. Just place them straddling the rail, they need no spikes, clamps or fasteners, and are self-adjusting to a range of rail sections or rail heights.
Designed to rest on both front and rear of rail, "butterfly type" Rerailers form a friction grip when in use and allow the load to be evenly distributed on the rail, not just on one or two ties.
Model C: for 70 lb. to 90 lb. rail, Shipping weight per pair is 140 lb.
Model W-96: for 100 lb. to 132 lb. rail, Shipping weight per pair is 300 lb.


Journal Jacks
Journal Jacks

Western-Cullen-Hayes manufactures a complete line of mechanical screw type jour­nal jacks for railroad and industrial use. Our journal jacks feature a low profile, high capacity design that will give years of service.

  • Each jack is equipped with roller bearings to ensure smooth operation.
  • Ratchet Lever socket permits short operating strokes.
  • Gear reduction multiplies lifting effort, and affords accurate control.
  • Pitch of the threads and free action movement at the screw give maximum lift per turn yet allows easy, smooth turning; less effort is required to lift the load.
  • Ratchet mechanisms are fully enclosed and protected from dust and dirt.
  • Screw mechanisms are packed in grease and sealed against dirt, requiring no regular maintenance.
  • "Postop" feature prevents ram from being extended beyond safe operating limits.
  • Jack may be operated in any position.

Model

Part

Capacity (Rated) Tons

Height Closed Inches

Lift Inches

Base Diameter Inches

Ram Diameter Inches

Head Diameter Inches

Overall Width Inches

Jack Weight Pounds

Lever Bar Inches

Lever Bar Weight Pounds

2510 J-5482 25 10 5-1/2 5 2-1/2 3-1/4 9-1/2 36 1 x 38 9
3510 J-5499 35 10 5-1/2 5-3/4 3-1/8 3-5/8 10 45 1 x 38 9
5010 J-1486 50 10 4 6-7/8 3-7/8 4-5/8 12 68 1-1/8 x56 16
5012 J-1802 50 12 6 6-7/8 3-7/8 4-5/8 12 80 1-1/8 x 56 16

Journal Jack Parts Listing
Journal Jack Diagram

Model No.

2510

3510

5010

5012

Part No.

1-5482

J-5449

J-1802

J-1486

Ref.

Description

Part No.

Part No.

Part No.

Part No.

1

Shell Assembly

J-3501

J-4914

J-1403

J-320

2

Shell

J-3500

J-50-A

J-1399

J-80

3

Bushing, Stem Gear

J-72

J-63

J-90

J-90

4

Pin, Bushing

J-2346

J-2346

251741

251741

5

Oiler

250389

250389

250389

250389

6

Stem Gear

J-1665

J-4879

J-488 I

J-488\

7

Key, Standard

J-2354

J-2354

J-4693

J-4693

8

Lever Bar

J-5300

J-5300

J-5302

J-5302

9

Standard Assembly

J-5370

J-5479

J-5447

J-5446

10

Nut Ring, Main Screw

J-68

J-55

NA

NA

11

Nut Pin, Main Screw

J-215

J-215

J-215

J-215

12

Standard

J-5368-R

J-5411

J-1400

J-83

14

Main Screw Nut

J-5375

J-5380

J-5381

J-5381

15

Cap

J-5371

J-5451

J-546 I

J-5461

16

Main Screw Assembly

J-5383

J-5441

J-5483

J-5442

17

Key Main Screw Gear

J-845

J-845

117977

117977

18

Gear

J-1661-1

J-4880

J-4882

J-4882

19

Main Screw

1-5376

J-5393

J-5396

J-5395

20

Base Plate Assembly

J-5477

J-5452

J-1483-A

J-1483-A

21

Bushing

J-60

J-60

J-4020

J-4020

22

Base Plate

J-5372

J-5459

J-1483

J-1483

24

Socket Assembly

J-5592

J-5592

J-253

J-253

25

Wing Nut

J-97

J-97

J-149

J-149

26

Pawl Pin

J-98

J-98

J-256

J-256

27

Pawl

J-100

J-100

J-257

J-257

28

Ratchet

J-101

J-101

J-258

J-258

29

Screw, Ball Spring

J-102

J-102

J-102

J-102

30

Spring, Steel Ball

J-143

J-143

1-259

J-259

31

Key

J-144

J-144

J-260

J-260

32

Socket Lever

J-5513

J-5513

J-254

J-254

33

Socket Cover

J-5591

J-5591

NA

NA

34

Steel Ball

104922

104922

104922

104922

35

Pin, Wing Nut

251740

251740

251741

251741

36

#6 Lockwasher

SS-00-AF-3

SS-00-AF-3

NA

NA

37

6/32 x 1/4 Round Head

AA-10-AA-3-0025

AA-10-AA-3-0025

NA

NA

39

3/8 - 16 x 112 Set Screw

DD-12-GG-3-0037

DD-12-GG-3-0037

DD-28-JJ-3-005

DD-28-JJ-3-005

40

Cotter Pin Ratchet

VV-00-BB-3

VV-00-BB-3

WW-00-AI-3-0125

WW-00-AJ-3-0125

41

Bearing

253477

253477

253727

253727

42

Base Plate Screw

DD-49-JJ-3-005

DD-40-JJ-3-005

DD-47-JJ-3-0063

DD-47-JJ-3-0063

Traversing Bases
Traversing Bases

Western-Cullen-Hayesl Traversing Bases permit the horizontal movement of heavy loads while they are being lifted vertically. These bases are designed to be used with Western-Cullen-Hayes, 25 or 50 ton hydraulic jacks.

Model

Part

Capacity (Rated) Tons

Travel Inches

Overall Height Inches

Overall Length Inches

Overall Width Inches

Weight Pounds

Lever Bar Inches

I-B

J-3412

25

15

3-3/4

29

10

80

7/8 x 28

1-1/2 - B

J-3413

35

14

3-3/4

29

12

90

7/8 x 28

2-B

J-3414

50

18

3-3/4

34-3/8

14

110

7/8 x 28




Blue Flags

Meet FRA rules, OSHA requirements
Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc. makes a variety of Blue Flag Signs for the railroad industry. These signs can be free standing devices or integral parts of other railroad equipment such as derails or switches. Our signs can be clamped to the rail, spiked to the cross ties or driven into the ballast. We manufacture a power operated, remote controlled Blue Flag Sign for high use areas such as locomotive and car repair shops. Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc. also makes signs that are secured to locomotives and freight cars by hangers and signs that are mounted to existing posts or buildings.
Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc. signs are made from 14 gage steel to withstand the rugged service requirements ofthe railroad industry. Our standard signs have white letters on a blue background, and a variety of messages are available; please contact us with your requirements. Aluminum signs are available at a slight additional cost.
All of our Blue Flag Signs meet the requirements of the FRA and OSHA for the protection of workers around or in freight cars and locomotives.

Permanent Blue Flag Portable Blue Flag RBF Portable Blue Flag BF

Permanent Blue Flag Model BFH Fold Down Flush Ground Level
Hinge Design. Simply spike base to tie in center oftrack. To lower, lift staff from holder, then lower to horizontal position. Available with battery-powered blue light accessory.
Weight: 12 lbs. w/o light.

Portable Blue Flag Model RBF & RBFL
Rail Clamp Design. Universal fit. RBFL has locking provision. Available with battery­powered blue light accessory. Specify type flag message and if light is desired.
Weight: 14 lbs. w/o light-RBF. Weight: 16 lbs. w/olight-RBFL.

Portable Blue Flag Model BF
Spike Staff Design. Has self-contained driver. Pointed for applying to ties or ballast. Available with battery-powered blue light accessory. Specify type flag message and if light desired.
Weight: 12 lbs. w/o light.

Power Blue Flag Model PBF
Power Blue Flag Model PBF

A remote controlled Power Blue Flag provides the ultimate in blue signal protection for men working on or in railroad cars. Built to survive abuse, it saves countless expensive labor hours by permitting remote replacement of FRA and OSHA required blue signal protection. A mercury switch circuit closure permits a positive readback indication of flag position. Your choice of flag message.

Additional Features: Lockable Cover - Flag staff rotates in bronze bearings with"O" ring seals. - Can be used in conjunction with DeLectric Derail Operator.
Specifications:
Materials: Case - 3/8" HR Steel
Case Cover - 12 gauge steel floorplate
Flag Staff - 3/4" extra heavy pipe
Blue Flag - 16 gauge aluminum
Light - 4" diameter lens, high impact plastic case, 25 watt bulb
Finish: Case & Staff - battleship gray enamel
Flag - White reflectorized letters on a blue reflectorized background
Weight: 120 lbs (Case and Flag)
Dimensions: Case - 10" H X 10-3/4" W x 16"-3/4" L
Flag-12" H x 15" W
Length Over Mounting Flanges - 24-1/4"
Flag Upright - 30" above ties
Electrical: Motor - 120 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1.3A to full load
Relays - Plug-in type, SPDT, contacts rated 10A/115 VAC industrial grade
Limit Switches - SPDT, contact rated 10A/120 VAC
Mercury Switch -Differential angle 12° maximum, contact rated at 4/5A/ 115 VAC

Mechanical Blue Flag, Blue Flashing LIght, Blue Flag Messages
Blue Flags, Blue Lights and Blue Flag Messages

Articulating - Automatic Mechanical Blue Flag Model AAMBF
The AAMBF is designed to be used with Western-Cullen- Hayes Model HB or KA sliding derails.
When the derail is placed in the derailing position, the AAMBF raises to provide Blue Signal protection in compliance with FRA and OSHA requirements.
The AAMBF incorporates a gear reduction box and a 360 degree articulating sign shaft for smooth operation, reducing damage to the unit if accidentally struck by rolling stock.

Blue Flashing Light Accessory
The AAMBF is available with a blue light for night time visibility. Specify flag style. Weight: 68 lbs.
Battery operated Blue Light with 12 volt bulb. Uses two 6 volt lantern batteries (batteries NOT included). Photo cell con­trolled. 7" Blue Lens. Installs on staff of flag or can be used separately on ground. Special fastener for theft protection (wrench provided). Weight: 5lbs.


Model 100 Circuit Controllers
Model 100 Circuit Controllers

Unusually Durable

  • 3/8 inch plate steel construction tough to break easy to repair.
  • 1-1/2" diameter shaft.

Many Configurations

  • 2 and 4 cam/contact set units
  • 2 position cams
  • With or without return spring
  • Two crank arm options
  • Non-insulated and insulated ball studs

Reliable

  • Contacts positively driven in both directions
  • Quick response, three degree movement of crank arm actuates contacts

Adaptable

  • Six mounting holes, two slotted holes at each end on 4"/5" centers, one at each end on center line of case
  • Wide variety of accessories

Particular attention has been paid to design requirements established for Operating Shafts, Operating Cams, Contacts, Cam/Contact Responsiveness, Cam/Contact Inter-relationship and Unit Dielectric Characteristics.

General Comment
Circuit controllers are used to provide positive electrical indication of the position or condition of switch points, derails, bridges, slide fences, etc. Such indication can modify signal aspects to restrict train movement, actuate crossing signals or turn on alarms of various types. Circuit controllers are capable of controlling relay circuits or shunting track circuits. Usually a heavy (1" dia) steel rod connects the circuit controller to the device being checked. Units can be purchased with internal return spring that will "detect" a broken operating rod by moving the operating shaft so that the cams cause contacts to open, resulting in a restrictive or alarm condition.
Design concepts for the Model 100 Circuit Controller have evolved over time and address the need of the railroad industry. These needs include durability through a wide range of abusive environmental conditions, reliable performance to precise and exacting standards and a device that presents a very low maintenance burden over an extended service life.

Model 100 Circuit Controller Specifications and Details

Unit Specifications Physical Characteristics
Case

  1. Drainage Hole: 1/4", plugged
  2. Wire Openings: Two holes, 3 sq. in., one each side
  3. Mounting Lug Offset: 1/8", to permit drainage
  4. Over-all Height 7"

Cover

  1. Furnished with weather-proof gasket
  2. Removable when unlocked and fully opened
  3. Secured with railroad spring hasp. Separate openings on lock tabs permit use of private lock with 3/8" dia. shackle

Ventilation
Two hooded ventilators, each 1/4 sq. in., one each side.

Shaft

  1. Diameter: 1-1/4" steel
  2. Bearings: I" long, I.D., 0.003" larger than O.D. of shaft, with annular grease grooves
  3. Operating crank and/or shield can be mounted to either end
  4. Shaft has hobbed threads to permit micrometer adjustment of cams.

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Contact Rating: 15A continuous
  2. Dielectric Capacity: 3000 VAC between all parts of electrical circuits and other parts insulated therefrom, for one minute
  3. Surface Leakage: Not less than 1/4" between any exposed current carrying part and any other metallic part

Contacts

  1. Gap: Not less than 1/16" when opposite contact just closes
  2. Travel: Not less than 1/4"
  3. Wipe: Not less than 1/32"
  4. Pressure: In closed position, not less than 3 lbs., 8 oz.

Cams

  1. Separately adjustable with micrometer adjusting screws. Independent lock screws provided to secure cams in proper position.
  2. Cams force and mechanically retain contacts in all positions.
  3. Throw-Maximum 9" without return spring option. Will accommodate normal track switch (3-1/2" - 5-1/2") and derail (EB-5-1/2", HB-6-1/4") throw with return spring
  4. Two position cams can be used as three position cams by using two/contact spaces for each three position circuit

Terminal Board and Terminals

  1. Terminal board of linen-based bakelite for strength and durability. 3/4" thick
  2. Terminals retained in terminal board to prevent turning, on 1-7/16" horizontal centers, 1-1/8" vertical centers
  3. Temperature range - 40°F to + 185°F
Circuit Controller Schematic

Theory of operation
Model 100 Circuit Controllers are used to make or break electrical circuits, in response to the movement of derails, switch points, etc. A heavy (1" dia.) operating rod connects the Circuit Controller Crank to the device being checked for movement. In the "on", "closed", etc. position the device is considered to be in the "normal" position. (See Figure 3, below.) When the device comes "off', "opens", etc., the Crank Arm rotates, positioning cams and contacts in the "reverse" position. (See Figure 4, below.) Note that the "normal" and "reverse" positions depicted in Figures 3 and 4 are themselves reversed when the circuit controller is used with the Model EB Hinge Derail.

Because the W-C-H Model 100 Circuit Controler, is twice reversible (box can be turned end-for-end and Crank Arm can be mounted on either side), "normal" and "reverse" positions for the cam/contact sets are determined by the position they take when the Circuit Controller is installed and connected to the device being checked. The usual installation orientation for the Model 100 Circuit Controller is with the cover hinges toward the field (away from the track). All installation and circuit diagrams in this table are shown assuming such installation orientation. Note that with such installation orientation the "normal" and "reverse" contact closures for the Model EB Hinge Derail will be reversed.

Circuit Controller Operation

Model 100 Circuit Controller installed with model HB Sliding Derail. Suggest using circuit controller Piece No. 38-0100-99, or 38-0100-105 , and operating rod Piece No. 38-0100- 201. Use terminal housing 1182-22 in this application.

Model 100 Circuit Controller installed with model EB Hinge Derail. Suggest using controller Piece No. 38-0100-99, or 38-0100-105 , and operating rod Piece No. 38-0100-215. Use terminal housing 1182-22 in this application.

Derail Applications
Derails are safety devices used to protect people and equipment from injury or damage. The need to have a reliable means to detect the position of the derail is obvious. W-C-H Model 100 Circuit Controllers are used for this purpose. Where the method employed to move the derail is manual, manual (but electrically locked), or electrically powered, safety is enhanced with the use of a Circuit Controller. Once you have determined which derail is appropriate for your particular application (if in doubt consult W-C-H personnel), the remaining considerations take care of themselves. Figures No.5 and 6, above, depict typical installations for manually operated derails. Consult factory or appropriate catalog section if Circuit Controller is being used with Eldo or DeLectric Derail Operators. Circuiting can be by either method shown below or a variation thereof. Note that with Model EB Hinge Derail, the "normal" and "reverse" contact closures depicted will be reversed.

Track Switch Applications
In areas where train movements are controlled for safety or productivity purposes, reliable indication of track switch position is essential and requires the use of a circuit controller. A typical installation, with key components identified, is depicted below in Figure No.7.
Application Considerations
Using a Model 100 Circuit Controller with a track switch requires that the design engineer take several factors into consideration.
1. Cam Position Types - Two-position cam applications result in circuiting that indicates when the switch points are at their full "normal" and/or full "reverse" locations. Three­position cam applications permit an additional indication, that of the switch points being "in transition" between full "normal" and full "reverse". A Model 100 Circuit Controller with two-position cams may also be used for three­position applications by using two cam/contact sets for each circuit and making the necessary cam adjustments. Because circuits using two­position cams are most common, they are depicted in this brochure.
2. Use of the Optional Return Spring ­Purpose of the return spring is to force open the contacts to permit a restrictive train signal indication should the Operating Rod become broken or disconnected. This option is available on Model 100 Circuit Controllers.
3. Crank Offset - Two offsets are offered. Consider tie location and Dimension "EE" of Point Detector Lug (See below) to determine proper crank offset. Alignment of the operating rod between the point detector lug and the Model 100 Circuit Controller should be as close to perpendicular as possible.
4. Ball Stud - Insulated and non-insulated ball stud options are available. In locations where the operating rod linkage to the Model 100 Circuit Controller could cause problems with track signal circuits or electric propulsion power, an insulated ball stud should be used.
5. Operating Rod - When selecting the operating rod, keep in mind that the point detector lug should be installed on the normally closed switch point. (See Fig. 7,8 and 9). The intended installation location of the Model 100 Circuit Controller is the other primary consideration. Select the appropriate "near" or "far-point" type operating rod of the desired length .
6. Point Detector Lug - As with the crank offset, tie location determines which point detector lug you should use (See Fig. 8, Fig. 9 and below). Alignment of the operating rod between the point detector lug and the Model 100 Circuit Controller should be as close to perpendicular as possible. Also determine proper bolt size to match mounting holes in the switch point.
7. Terminal Housing - Terminal housings are used to terminate signal circuit wiring between the Model 100 Circuit Controller and the signal control case. Doing so helps to prevent damage to expensive control apparatus and makes repairs to underground wiring easier. It is recommended that the Type 1143 Terminal Housing be used for this purpose.

Model 100 Circuit Controller connected to near switch point. To determine crank offset, first select proper Point Detector Lug. Consider Dimension "EE" when selecting lug. See figure 8 below.

Track Switch Schematics for Model 100 Circuit Controller
Track Switch Application Diagrams

Track Switch Applications (cont'd)
Model 100 Circuit Controller connected to far switch point. See Fig. 8 (above) comment on crank offset and point detector lug section.

Circuiting For All Applications
Above are shown two typical circuits with proper Circuit Controller Terminal Board hook­ups. These circuits employ "two-position" type Cams and assume that the "normal" location is with the Crank to the left. Installation orientation of the Model 100 Circuit Controller is assumed to be with the cover hinges toward the field (away from the crack). Circuits and hook-ups shown will vary if installation varies from these conditions.
Note: Due to the operating characteristics of the Model EB Hinge Derail, the circuiting depicted here should be reversed when such a derail is used with the Circuit Controller.

Model 100 Circuit Controller Ordering References

Cam Configuration

Return Spring

Crank Offset

Part No.

3/4" Offset

2-3/32" Offset

Insulated Ball Stud

Non-Ins. Ball Stud

Insulated Ball Stud

Non-Ins. Ball Stud

2-2 Pos

No

 

Yes

 

 

38-0100-98

2-2 Pos

No

 

 

 

Yes

38-0100-99

4-2 Pos

No

 

Yes

 

 

38-0100-100

4-2 Pos

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

38-0100-101

4-2 Pos

No

 

 

 

Yes

38-0100-105

4-2 Pos

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

38-0100-106

4-2 Pos

No

Yes

 

 

 

38-0100-110

4-2 Pos

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

38-0100-111

4-2 Pos

No

 

 

Yes

 

38-0100-115

4-2 Pos

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

38-0100-116

When ordering, specify a total of two cover plates from table below.

Cover Plates & Flex Couplings for Model 100 Circuit Controllers
Cover Plates and Flex Couplings
Cover Plate Ordering References

Ref.

Description

Part No.

1

Cover Plate w/hole for 1-1/2" squeeze connnector

1705-1 A

1A

Above, but w/2" NPT hole

1705-IB

1B

Above, but no hole

1705-1 D

1C

Above, but 1-1/4" - NPT hole

1705-1 E

1D

Above, but w/45° squeeze connector for 1-1/2" flex coupling

38-0100-175

1E

I" NPT hole

1705-1-G

Flex Coupling w/o Cover Plates

Ref.

Description

Part No.

2

Flex Coupling, 1-1/2" Dia. x 18" long. w/two squeeze connectors

1703-2

3

Flex Coupling, 1-1/2" Dia. x 18" long. w/one squeeze connector and Cover Plate

1705-12

3A

Above, but 2" OD x 19-1/2" long. Rubber Hose

1182-24U

Operating Rod Assemblies for Derails & Switch Points
Operating Rods for Derails and Switch Points
Top: Operating rods for derails
Bottom: Operating rods for switch points
Operating Rod Assemblies for Derails

Ref.

Description

Part No.

1

Operating Rod Assembly for use with Sliding Derail (W-C-H Model HB Series) when Derail is located on near rail (dimension AA-40")

38-0100-201

lA

Above, but for use with Derail on far rail (Eldo & Delectric operator applications) (dimension AA-55")

38-0100-200

2

Operating Rod Assembly for use with Hinge Derail (W -C-H Model EB Series) (dimension BB-42-1/2") Note: Special Operating Rod Assemblies available on request

38-0100-215

Operating Rod Assemblies for Switch Plates

Ref.

Description

Part No.

3

Operating Rod Assembly for use with near switch point (dimension CC-27-1/4")

38-0100-220

3A

Above, but dimension CC-33-1I2"

38-0100-221

3B

Above, but dimension CC-46-1I2"

38-0100-222

4

Operating Rod Assembly for use with far switch point (dimension DD-95-l/2")

38-0100-230

4A

Above, but dimension DD-119-1I2"

38-0100-231

Point Detector Lugs and Terminal Housings

Point Detector Lugs and Terminal Housings
Top: Point Detector Lugs
Bottom: Terminal Housings

Point Detector Lugs Ordering References

Ref.

Description

Part No.

1

Point Detector Lug Assembly Dimension EE-10-1/4" for 3/4" bolts

38-0100-320

1A

Above, but dimension EE-8-7/8"

38-0100-321

IB

Above, but dimension EE-12"

38-0100-322

2

Point Detector Lug Assembly Dimension EE-10-1/4" for 1" bolts

38-0100-323

2A

Above, but dimension EE-8-7/8"

38-0100-324

2B

Above, but dimension EE-12"

38-0100-325

3

Washer Plate for 3/4" bolts (not shown)

38-0100-350

3A

Above, but for 1" bolts (not shown)

38-0100-351

4

Set of 2-3/4" thin-head mounting bolts, nuts, washers (not shown)

38-0100-360

4A

Above, but 1" (not shown)

38-0100-361

Terminal Housing Ordering References

Ref.

Description

Part No.

5

Type 1182 Terminal Housing, complete with 2" OD rubber hose coupling and seven two-post terminals

1182-22

6

Type 1143 Terminal Housing, complete with 1-1/2" dia. flex metal coupling and twelve single post terminals

1143-1

 

Type 1182 Terminal Housing with 1" sealtite, unilet and Connectors for use with Circuit Controller and Delectric Derail Operator

1182-27

Model 102 Bridge Rail Lock Controller Platform
Model 102 Bridge Lock Controller Platform

Model 102 Bridge Rail Lock Controller Platform

  • For Bascule and lift span bridges
  • Meets FRA requirements that rail movement of 3/8" or more be detected
  • Double-break power to relay in­serted in route check network with W-C-H Model 100 Circuit Controller (Purchased Separately)
  • Field-proven, super rugged construction
  • Easy to install. Easy to maintain

Platform with Circuit Controller in Crank Arm-Up Application (shown above)

Rail Lock Circuit Controller Application
Track Circuit Controller

Rail Lock Circuit Controller Application
Rail movement is sensed by the Model 102 Rail Lock Controller Platform counterweight arm. The Model 100 circuit controller is adjusted to open the appropriate contacts at the point where rail movement of 3/8" or more has occurred. Various application requirements can be met by positioning the Crank Arm up or down. Rugged plate steel construction assures reliable performance. Grease fittings permit easy maintenance. Special units can be provided to meet unique installation requirements. Use with Model 101 Track Circuit Connector (see below).

Description

Part No.

Right Hand Rail Lock Controller Platform (approx. 26"L x 22"W) with Con. Rod.

38-0102

Left Hand Rail Lock Controller Platform (approx. 26"L x 22"W) with Con. Rod.

38-0103

Model 100 Circuit Controller with four two-position Cams, with return spring.

38-0100-101

Description

Part No.

Model 101 Track Circuit Connector Set only, including one Contact Bar Assembly and one contact Plate Assembly (specify length of Contact Bar)

38-0101


Island AC/DC Track Circuit Control System
Island AC-DC Track Circuit Controller System

Principal of operation:
The warning area is defmed by the placement of the insulated track joints. Low voltage AC current is applied to the rails. This current travels along the rails until it is stopped by the insulated joints.
A half wave DC rectifier is placed ahead of the insulated joints. The AC current is rectified to DC current. This DC current travels along the rails and back to the control enclosure and energizes a DC relay. When this relay is energized, the crossing signals are dark.
When a train enters the warning area, the wheels and axle of the train creates a shunt across the rails. When this occurs, the relay de-energizes and the crossing signals start. Once the train leaves the warning area, the current flow is re-established and the relay energizes to turn the signals off.
Anything that prevents the flow of current, such as a broken track lead wire or broken track bond, will cause the signals to turn on. The rails must be totally insulated from each other, all rail joints must be bonded to insure electrical integrity and the ground ballast within the warning area must be well drained and free of debris which may cause shunting or grounding of the track circuit current.

Required W-C-H equipment
Two (2) Westem-Cullen-Hayes Type A-479 Flashing Light Crossing Signals.
One (1) Westem-Cullen-Hayes 37-1001-200 Island AC/DC Track Circuit Control Enclosure for Single Track.
One (1) Westem-Cullen-Hayes 50-0863-30 Control Enclosure Mounting Mast.
One (1) Westem-Cullen-Hayes 3982-TG Track Circuit Rectifier.
Three (3) Westem-Cullen-Hayes 1181-9 Galvanized Steel Signal Foundation.

Required equipment not supplied by W-C-H
Insulated Track Joints Insulated Gauge Rods Insulated Gauge Plates Insulated Switch Rods Track Bonds
Field Wire and Conduit

 

Wheel Sensor Circuit Control System
Wheel Sensor Circuit Control System

Principal of operation:
The warning area is defmed by the placement ofthe wheel sensors. Each sensor is connected to the control enclosure by a four conductor cable. A signal is sent to the control enclosure each time the flange of a train wheel passes completely over the sensor. A programmable controller receives this information and operates the crossing signals. The program is selected per the application. A counting program counts the number of axles which enter and exit the warning area. The signals start when the fIrst axle is detected entering the warning area and turn off when the last axle is detected leaving the warning area. A latching program starts the signals when a train enters the warning area. The signals turn off when the train exits the warning area and a time delay expires. The rails do not need to be insulated or bonded. The wheel sensor system operates in the worst of track conditions and is ideally suited for industrial applications where paved track is abundant and track drainage is difficult to achieve. Any number of wheel sensors can be connected to a single control enclosure to control multi-track areas and switching areas.

Required W-C-H equipment
Two (2) Western-Cullen-Hayes Type A-479 Flashing Light Crossing Signals.
One (1 ) Western-Cullen-Hayes 37-1001-4002 Wheel Sensor Control Enclosure for Single Track.  
Two (2) 50-0902-7 Wheel Sensors.
One (1) Western-Cullen-Hayes 50-0863-36 Control Enclosure Mounting Mast.
Two (2) Western-Cullen-Hayes 1155-161-E Terminal Housings.
Three (3) Western-Cullen-Hayes 1181-10 Galvanized Steel Signal Foundation.

Required equipment not supplied by W-C-H
Field wire and conduit.

 

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