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Offline exmouthcraig

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My attempt at a SR junction signal
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:53:45 AM »





Having never built a signal i thought id give it a whirl, i found a picture of a SR junction bracket signal, we need one with a lh and rh turnout either side of the mainline, this is my representation of such a signal.

Simply kit bashed out of various ratio kits, yes it's not exact, brackets don't have enough bracing and neither is it a mesh post BUT it's 62mm tall, will be seen from 3ft away.

Still Got lots to add, including the third post but hopefully something passible.

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 08:18:58 AM »
Very neat.
I think that looks really good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 08:35:25 AM »
Looking forward to the finished signal.  :thumbsup:

Looks good so far!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 09:21:45 AM »
This looks very good.  I'll follow with interest as I need to start thinking about signals for my little layout.

John
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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 07:39:45 PM »


 
This is tonight's progress, im going to blame a dodgy camera snap as im certain the posts are upright and the ladders are perfectly square to them!!

Signal arms just tacked on so spectacle glass can be added and coloured so don't think im happy showing the world 3 signal arms all at dodgy angles.

Handrails to add but......... a passable attempt at the moment. Handrails and paintshop may dictate otherwise. Time will tell  :hmmm:

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 09:24:08 PM »
Now that's starting to look the part!  :thumbsup:

Will they be operating, or dummies? Looks like getting them to operate would be a major job!
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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 09:35:44 PM »
 :thankyousign:

I'm very tempted to try to get them working.

Then im into linking to points and need working point rodding  :hmmm:  :hmmm:  :hmmm:

Maybe, maybe!!!

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 09:47:40 PM »
Shouldn't the lamps be on the other side of the posts for upper-quadrant signals?
John

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 10:05:55 PM »
Yep! Oh well on the scrap pile for that then!!

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »
No! Surely that's not a difficult fix? And to be honest I didn't even notice until swisstrains pointed it out!
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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 10:18:38 PM »
The posts are from one set of signals from ratio and the lamps and signal arms from another.

The lamps were cut off the posts of the one type and liquid poly glued to the posts.

If my posts were equal heights left and right i could turn it around and mount balance levers on the other side, however my left turn is far more insignificant then the right turn which is presumably why the posts are the set up they are.

Maybe scalpel blade scoring would enable it to snap away with no damage  :hmmm:

ALWAYS check the photos your working from multiple times and pay attention to MASSIVE details of this nature.

It is my first signal and signalling is something I know absolouty nothing about so mistakes were bound to happen, however i cannot allow myself to justify a complete #@! Up like that!!!

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 10:23:06 PM »
I seriously think you're being too hard on yourself.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 10:32:15 PM »
Not at all sir. This  :censored: layout has taken 8 years to get as far as it has by ensuring we have every bit of detail as right as we physically can with the information available.

Signals are something some layouts survive without so id rather be moaned at for not having signals then signals that are built wrong.

It's no drama, what can't be salvaged can be robbed from the spares tin.

Might not be finished by the weekend now  :veryangry:

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 05:32:08 AM »
If you fit lower quadrant arms the lamps will be correct.

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Re: My attempt at a SR junction signal
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 06:47:19 AM »
Thanks Ali, however it is meant to have upper quadrant arms on them.

All stripped and 2 lamps survived the hacking! Posts have now been filled and await filing and lamps fitting to the rightleftcorrect side.

Ladders have been refitted and seem to sit a lot better.

Stupid thing, when I was tacking the arms on i didn't think the lamp would of given a definitive red or green light because the spectacle didn't seem to line up properly. Should of referred to the pictures then!!!

 

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