Model railway speed controller, studs (Bing Table Railway)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Model railway speed controller, studs (Bing Table Railway)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 48
Bing Table Railway (display)
Shelf 5

An small early 00-gauge trackside speed controller for the Bing Table Railway electric range.

The controller protrudes from the side of a curved section of tinplate three-rail track, and has a slightly recessed rounded-cornered squarish panel made of a dark insulating material, with a single silver swivelling arm that can be rotated to make electrical contact with one of five numbered metal studs, or rotated fully anticlockwise in the "OFF" position.