The Beastie - Operator's Console

Control Power On/Off (Key Switch)
Requires key to be in, to turn On, ensure key is captured.
When in On position supplies power to control system.
Notes: There is another Control Power key switch located in the Electrical Control room and wired in series with this key switch Both must be on to power the control system.

Air Pressure OK (Light)
When lit indicates that there is sufficient air pressure for operating the Braking System. Depress light to test lamp.

Lift Start (Push button and light)
When depressed will start the lift, If the Lift Start button at the rear of the Station is depressed simultaneously, and not blocked by the safety System. If the button is held down for an extended period of time, the Lift will stop. This protects against a short in the starting circuit.
Light ON when Lift running.

Lift Stop (Push Button)
When depressed stops the lift.

Emergency Brake Occupied (Light)
When lit indicates a train is occupying the Emergency Brake.
Depress light to test lamp.

Block A Occupied (Light)
When lit indicates a train is occupying Block A. (When train leaves station to top of lift).
Depress light to test lamp.

Block B Occupied (Light)
When lit indicates a train is occupying Block B. (When train leaves top of lift to after Ready Brake).
Depress light to test lamp.

Emergency Stop (Latch down push button and light)
When depressed stops Lift and Sets all brakes.
When latched down light is ON.

Alarm Silence (Push Button)
When depressed will silence the Chain Stop/Low Air alarm.
Note: This does not correct the situation.

Chain Stop Low Air Alarm (High Frequency)
This alarm will sound if:-
l. A lift stop occus.
2. Air pressure for the braking system falls below a safe operating pressure.

LED Diagnostic Display
Indicates a malfunction in the Safety System, Gives an LED read out which corresponds to a specific limit switch, photo-cell. air pressure switch, etc.
WLH Note: The LED display was covered over with blue plastic after the ride was converted to once person operation, no idea why.

Diagnostic Display Clear (Push Button)
When depressed will reset the LED Display readout. This should not be reset until the problem is identified and rectified.

Air Pressure Gauge
Shows the amount of air presure in the Braking System. Designated markings on the dial display acceptable operating pressure limits

Lap Bars Up (Push Button)
When depressed UNLOCKS the electrically activated locking mechanisms on the lap bars on the trains.

Lap Bars Down (Push Button)
When depressed LOCKS the electrically activated locking mechanisms on the lap bars on the trains.

OK Dispatch (Light)
Signals the operator that the train currently in the station should be dispatched.
Depress light to test lamp.

Late Dispatch Alarm (Low Frequency)
Signals the operator that he must dispatch immediately the train currently in the station, or possibly cause the train on the running track to be 'Set Up' when it enters the-emergency brakes.

Transfer Brake MAN/AUTO (Key Switch)
Normally in the Auto position,
When the key is withdrawn in manual mode it allows the use of the transfer button located near the brake.
Whenever this switch is turned shut down the lift and set all brake to be opened by the push to manual the Safety System will brakes.

When in auto mode allows normal operation.

Braking MAN/AUTO (Key Switch)
Normally in the Auto position, with the key withdrawn
    Manual Position -
    The three sets of brakes (Emergency, Trim and Ready) remain set (closed) until the Release button for each brake is depressed.

Dispatch Brake Release (Push button and light)
When depressed opens the Dispatch brakes.
Operates when Braking switch in either mode (Manual and Auto).
Light when lit indicates brake open.
After train arrives at unloading/loading position in the station the Dispatch brake can not be opened until the second train has cleared Block A and is in Block B.

Trim Brake Press (Light)
Indicator lights located under the following Brake Release push buttons.
Emergency Brake
Trim Brake
Ready Brake
Dispatch Brake
This light when lit indicates air in the dual pressure breaking system has been reduced to the lower (trim) pressure, on that brake. This gives smoother braking action during automatic speed reduction.
The light out means braking pressure is at the high (maximum) pressure.