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  1. Having read that, it looks like the end of the road indeed. regards.
  2. This may be of interest: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=40330 regards
  3. Possibly he can no longer modify the website, and hopes for the future are now kaput. At least that is the way I read it. regards
  4. Thankyou. I am spending far too much reading many of the accident reports on the Railways Accident Archive. (Collisions involving Light engines seem to be a major problem ). II have also been enjoying Adrian Vaughans books. Plenty of distractions for the signalmen on occasion. regards
  5. Thankyou all for your informative comments. I take it that it would be common to allow approach of trains under the warning arrangement to the box in rear to facilitate train working on busy lines. Also the provision of outer homes and Advance starters would be helpful. Does anyone know of a link to period signal box special instructions for such a set up? were trains signalled from one box to the other in the usual way? regards
  6. I was wondering how train signalling worked on absolute block double track lines where a station had a signal box at both ends to control traffic, presumably because of the distance limitations on hand worked signals in the 1930s. Evesham LMS springs to mind when it had a North and South box. Was the Starter for one the Home for the other and slotted or some other arrangement? regards
  7. Worth noting Modratec still remains on hold: https://modratec.com/modforum/viewtopic.php?t=353 regards
  8. Seem to be unable to access archives, keep getting a “too many redirects” error. Although searches to the pages show them in google. Am I accessing them incorrectly? regards
  9. Thankyou, and yes, perusing GNR track plans shows that where space permitted a stop signal would be placed to protect any intervening crossovers or sidings. Interestingly junction signal are sometime pragmatically dropped back a little to protect level crossings etc. Mablethorpe junction seems to somewhat similar to my use case. https://signalbox.org/~SBdiagram.php?id= 378 regards
  10. Thankyou WillCav; yes, part of the reason for not having the Junction close to the points is that after allowing for not fouling the points, length of engine etc there is not much platform left for coaches, about two and a half is all I get. regards
  11. Thankyou both. one related question: If the junction signals 1-3 were moved closer to the toe of the junction, wouldn’t this uncover the crossover 5 requiring an outer home in rear to protect them? regards
  12. Thankyou Gentlemen. whilst this line was probably approved in about 1880, I note that the branch home signal (2) is also effectively the Branch starter. Whilst this seems not uncommon, would this be of particular concern in my set up? regards
  13. Yes thankyou both. That is the problem. I have been carefully working out the WTT to fit, (And integrate it into the Historical GWR and LNER WTTs). Also I would probably need to provide an outer home so that station duties could be performed within the protection of a home signal and Train out of section given to the signal box in rear if a train was otherwise only partially occupying platform 2. Certainly some negatives either way. Fortunately not a very busy line especially in terms of passenger movements. regards
  14. Some 150 yards from the signal based on the 6 inch to the mile OS map. However the bridge is a very large truss structure and seeing the distant through it might have been very difficult. https://www.eastanglianrailwayarchive.co.uk/Railways/East-Anglian-Railway-Archive/i-FrJJmkb/A regards
  15. Thankyou Mike, I see your point. Looking at various track plans many use track circuit where there is a considerable length between junction signal and points. Bollo Lane had interlaced track . Still others do seem some distance without much protection, Chesterton is on such odd place https://signalbox.org/~SBdiagram.php?id= 700 Mablethorpe another https://signalbox.org/~SBdiagram.php?id= 378 . Would you hazard a guess why these might not have such protection? Perhaps to do with the signal box locations? Just curious. I seem to struggle with drawing the slips correctly, the numbers yes are a better guide. Thankyou.
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