- 18 May 2008
To those of you who are interested, the last NSE segment clock was removed from Euston last night to be replaced with a digital equivalent. Signs of NSE are slowly fading away!
one of my favorite memories of NSE are those clocks, especially at midnight when all the digits would change one at a time, and of course the loud "ticks".To those of you who are interested, the last NSE segment clock was removed from Euston last night to be replaced with a digital equivalent. Signs of NSE are slowly fading away!
Those are the ones - there is also one left at Whittlesford Parkway on the up platform, but it shows a different time to the departure boards. Not far off though!If these are what I think they are, that's very sad for me personally - being young, the clicking clock at Windsor & Eton Central whilst waiting for a heavily-delayed train is my first real memory of railways... I was completely terrified of it at the time, but learnt to love them .
I also remember it displaying "heLP" at one point
You are talking about those clocks with the red numbers that looked like digital clocks but made loud clicking noises, right?
They are slave clocks as far as I'm aware; they need to be connected to a radio-controlled master clock.Do/did these clocks require some kind of master/reference signal to operate, or simply connected to the mains and running from a local timer?