Altona Miniature Railway - Non-Steam Operators Exam
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General Club Questions
Where is the club first aid equipment kept?
In the ticket box, workshop and Club House
At the back of each loco drivers seat.
In the guards compartment.
In the tunnel.
If a competent operator is training a non-certified member in the early stages of Driver Training what supervision is required?
Stand in the middle of the grounds so you can see the loco at most times and call out directions.
Use a two way radio and sit at the station or in the club house under cover.
Ride directly behind or walk beside the trainee so that control of the loco can be taken if required.
Agree on what to do then set about to do what you want.
What is the primary responsibility of the train Guard?
Has no responsibility
Make sure the club’s “smoke Free Policy” is maintained
Ensure that all persons riding on the train act responsibly, safely and enjoy the experience
Ensure all trains are fully loaded
What should the Guard do at all times when the train is running?
Stay alert and be prepared for an emergency stop
Try and pickup any hats lying beside the track
Look out for snakes
Wave out to the general public
Who is ultimately RESPONSIBLE for the setting of the track and the safe transit around the railway?
The locomotive operator
Other members or visitors moving their locos onto or off the main line
The Station Master
The Duty Officer
When any internal combustion locomotive requires refueling what precautions are required?
Move the locomotive off the main line and be a minimum of 20 metres away from any operating locomotive with the engine switched off.
Stop the locomotive at the station and refuel on the mainline
Tell the public to move away
Have the locomotive running at a safe idle engine speed
If a locomotive is to be left unattended what steps must be taken?
Inform the ticket collector at the station
Be off the main line, engine stopped with key or safety switch in the OFF position, brakes applied and transmission in the parked position
Stop the locomotive where is is and place a chock under the wheels
Leave a note on the operators seat - "Be Back Soon"
What is the Maximum Speed for Main Line Running
When an operator takes control of a locomotive what is the most important thing that you should pay attention to?
What direction the locomotive is running
How much fuel is in the locomotives petrol tank
Who the Station Master is
Be aware of all the controls and safe devices, how they work and how to operate them
When preparing a locomotive for its first run of the day what inspections are required?
Check the coolant and oil levels, have a good look under the engine cowling for loose wires, loose bolts that drive belts are in their place and then have a good look around loco externally.
Check the function of all the loco controls.
Start the loco (if in a covered storage area move into the open as soon as possible) check the function of the brakes, throttle operation and make sure that all auxiliary switches for main line running are in their correct position.
Offer the complete train for inspection by the nominated examiner and have it signed off.
All of the above.
For all electrical locomotives what additional devices must be fitted them to those of internal combustion (petrol) locomotives
That fan for battery cooling is operating.
Have a power isolating device
An effective braking system.
A forward and or a reverse system.
In respect of Electrical Locomotives, is there any special operations that must be understood?
Know the dangers associated with charging batteries, fire dangers, what gases may be present, know the club rules for leaving charges on while the site is unattended.
There are no special operations to be aware of; all operations are the same as for I.C. locos.
Understand how the electric loco braking system is powered and works.
None of the above.
If a club Locomotive fails during a run, what procedures are to be followed?
Return the loco if possible to its storage, place an Out Of Service tag on the controls and inform the Duty Officer or inform the AMR and or Safety Committee.
Do nothing return the loco to storage and go home.
Try and effect repairs without assistance and do not report the fault.
All of the above
None of the above
Before a Locomotive moves forward, what signals does the operator give?
1 short whistle/horn blast.
3 short whistle/horn blasts.
1 long whistle/horn blast.
2 short whistle/horn blasts.
Yells "Stand Clear" at the top of their voice.
Which whistle and flag code is incorrect?
Train Start : Whistle - 1 Long, Flag - Green
Train Stop : Whistle - 2 Short, Flag - Red
Train Reverse : Whistle - 3 Short, Flag - None
Call for Assistance : Whistle - 4 Long, Flag - None
Emergency : Whistle - Succession of short, Flag - Any waved from side to side
All are correct
What signal do you hear from a guard giving the operation to indicate that the train is loaded and ready to depart?
2 short whistle blasts and a green flag waved from side to side.
3 short whistle blasts and any flag the guard has in his compartment.
1 long whistle blast and shows a green flag.
1 short whistle blast and a green waved flag.
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