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  1. You can't create a short by adding an insulated joint! Insulated joints on the frogs are needed, insulated joints on the outer rails are only needed where they connect to another frog.
  2. I like the revolving stop signs, not seen that before.
  3. Brassmasters do etched cranks, or you can use the drive horns for servos, available as spares from the likes of Hobby King. Those are probably better for the purpose than the scale etchings as both motor and required throw are well over scale.
  4. I said this because your plan showed a goods shed, now your latest plan just shows a coal stage, in which case the Barry slip is less of a problem. 14 locks 8 I don't think is enough, 14 should lock 7 as well to block a fouling move. 12 released by 7 and 8 prevents a move to the coal stage headshunt. Needs to be 12 released by (7 and 8) or 14. William, As I tried to say above I now agree with SM that 7 should have its normal the other way as you originally had it. I think losing the runround on platforms 2-3 is a sensible idea but you should re-instate the cr
  5. There is no need for conditional locking either way, if 7 can lock 10 it can equally be released by 10. Its a matter of personal preference but I agree putting it back as was saves a lever pull in that case, but will cause an extra one elsewhere, swings and roundabouts. I would still recommend redoing the numbering before getting into the locking, the extra points and signals were just added on the end which is not really the right place. And I think I would put the double slip back rather than the Barry slip, as it is any access to the goods shed involves shunting via the eng
  6. For the coach bogies I used to cut through the rivet with a razor saw, sliding it in between bogie and body. Mind you they didn't have wires to worry about but you should be able to remove the wires first. To refix I used plastic rod from kit sprues glued in to the body then a plastcard washer glued on the bottom to hold the bogie in place, the washer is sacrificial if you need to take the bogie off again. It would be easy to use tube rather than rod or just drill out to put wires through.
  7. Lie of 10 just personal preference as I said could work either way. Traps are neccessary to protect the passenger route into platform 1. The Barry slip or double slip cannot provide protection as all moves through them conflict. See Stationmasters latest post agreeing with me. I suggested yellow ground signal for the principle and as that is what the green books show. If you find what your chosen comany and period used for that function then use that, could be as simple as a point indicator or as complex as using a double arm signal. I would suggest sorting the numbering
  8. Whether 13 is a Barry slip or a double slip you have a problem there, since Platform 1 isa passenger line it has to be trapped from the sidings and engine shed as any move over the slip will foul the passenger line. You can use the goods shed point as a trap hence it has to be worked from the box and a signal provided similar to your original design. The engine shed road needs a new worked trap and signal. the goods siding signal can be a yellow, the engine shed signal has to be a red. Personally I would reverse the normal lie of 10 but that can be done either way. So far as the locking g
  9. Maybe you can find the diagram here, http://www.norgrove.me.uk/signalli.htm click on them to enlarge. The one I linked to is Euston. As the Stationmaster says, if the train is going on a shunt move then the main signal in rear will need a subsidiary for the shortened route up to the ground signal then will obey the ground signal. More commonly the main signal will have main and call on routes that require ground sigmals in route to be cleared Shunt moves using those ground signals for shunting will have arrived from the opposite direction by a route up to a limit of shunt. The sce
  10. Many layouts have facing ground signals within the route, you don't have to have a main aspect at each one. Normally a main aspect will only clear if all such ground signals within the route are also clear so there is no passing of red lights. See the station throat here for plenty of examples. Ahead of signals 64 and 65 for ezamples. You will have to click on the diagram several times to enlarge it.
  11. The short answer is NO. No-one AFAIK is selling transition fishplates, if you want a good appearance the only available solution is to use cosmetic etched fishplates that can be soldered or glued in place. The correct size of flatbottom rail for this is code 82 or 83 not code 75.
  12. But Andi has 3 aspect on the up and down main as well. Stoke was not a plan I kept so just a distant memory now.
  13. And departing from a goods loop in the wrong direction would usually be from a standing start anyway Is the Stoke area not 4 aspect? And I would not expect a bi-directional goods loop in that resignalling era, but I suppose you have a reason for signal 13 ! (I spent a few weekends helping commission Stoke box)
  14. You can supply power to a rail anywhere along its length so long as it has no insulated joiners, which your example won't have.
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