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Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:51:46 PM »
Hi All,

Just looking for a little advice please.

This is the yard area and signal box on my little Windmill Hill layout. There is a level crossing, but the gates have been removed for "attention" .....



I recently bought these ground signals, but am not sure if they are needed or not, and if they are needed, where they should go.



Does anyone have any ideas please ?

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 03:22:53 PM »
Hello Kevin

It's always nice to see pictures of Windmill Hill.

I have had fun looking back through your thread to see pictures of the yard and have convinced myself that there is not a siding.  Without a siding to shunt in and out of, I don't think that ground signal would be prototypical in this location.  If you fancy signals for the layout, a stop signal each side of the level crossing would look good.

But, importantly, it's your layout so you can have what you want and these 'Tommy Dots' are very nice...

All the very best.

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Re: Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 04:11:45 PM »
Hi John,

Many thanks for that  :D

Mainly on the bottom line it will be a loco + autocoach running anti clockwise into the tunnel, so I thought maybe one at the tunnel mouth, or  the wooden crossing, but can't see either would be much use, and there really is no space by the level crossing for anything.

They look nice, but maybe not here  :hmmm:

Hope you are all well,

best wishes,
Kevin

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Re: Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 06:16:48 PM »
As John said, ground signals generally control movements out of sidings, or off the main running lines. Since you seem to just have a single track any signals would be unlikely to be ground signals.

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Re: Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 01:52:34 AM »
Thank you njee20,

I was not sure what to do about signalling, if anything, so I appreciate your help  :thumbsup:

I think I will leave the yard as it is, and just get the level crossing back in.

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Positioning ground signals, if they are needed.
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 09:51:32 AM »
Ground signals are also found on running lines, for example where locos/trains have to reverse during shunting and to control the entry to sidings.  But I agree there would be none where there is no pointwork. 

 

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