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Experiments in Point Rodding (2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling, Trackwork 19 April 2015 - * * * * * · 1,044 views

Following on from the last instalment, I have finally got around to getting some of the rodding in place on the layout. This is of the round variety, with stools (or stands) at no more than 6'0" (12mm) centres.

The stools (on their bases) were superglued in place alongside the track using a straightish length of 0.25mm nickel silver wire as a guide to g...


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GWR Down Home

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling 07 April 2015 - * * * * * · 1,152 views
2fs, GWR
GWR Down Home Just coming off my workbench is my first 2mm scale signal (actually it's my first completed signal in any scale!)
This one is the Down Home for my fictional Modbury layout. The post has been milled to a tapered profile from 3mm square brass bar, the arm, balance weight and ladder are MSE components. The lamp is my own turning fixed to a small piece of...


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Experiments in Point Rodding (1)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling 05 March 2015 - * * * * * · 807 views
2FS, Point Rodding
Although I haven't as yet finished all of the track work on Modbury, the parts that are laid will need ballasting before too long. This in itself poses a few slight problems, like what to use for ballast? But one of the things that I want to install before I tackle the actual ballasting is the Point Rodding - Yes, I will be putting point rodding on my 2F...


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Modbury Signalling 1 - Point Dependent Ground Disc Signal

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling 16 January 2015 - * * * * * · 955 views
GWR, 2FS
Because I am now trying to get some of the under-board gubbins in place for the operation of the turnouts I need to get some of the above board items in place so that I can ensure that the two won't interfere with each other. One of these above-board items is the "Point Dependent Ground Disc Signal" associated with the catch point at the exit to the goods...


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Modbury - Signalling Diagram

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling 04 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1,015 views
2FS, GWR
Tonight I have been trying to finalise the signalling diagram for my fictional GWR through station Modbury.

Below is the diagram that I have come up with. Hopefully it is a realistic representation of what the GWR would have provided for my Edwardian modelling period of c. 1906.

All being well others who are better informed than myself will be able to p...





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