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  1. Thanks for the interest. Below I have uploaded the STL files and a dxf-Export in case, anybody wants to modify the model. The Servo mount is made for these chinese mini hobby servos. LMS_Sockel.stl RedArm.stl YellArm.stl 1147782237_LatticeTriple.stl DogLeg.stl 1546055458_LMS_Junction1.dxf
  2. Hello guys, I would like to populate my colliery with some workers. I am modelling the 1920 era. Does anybody know some ready to place figures like on the picture below?
  3. So when e.g. the left arm is on, all points are cleared for the main line and if instead the right arm is on, the points are set for Birkenhead. If the train is e.g. sheduled for Birkenhead, the driver has to wait, until the right arm gets on. So this signals are not necessarely situated in direct proximity to the physical junction. Please excuse me for asking some questions that are maybe not really professional for a British railway enthusiast, but in Germany this type of junction signalling is completely uncommon. On the other hand just this is beneath many other things what's faszinating me about British Rails.
  4. Hello guys, I am just studying British signaling to equip my layout correctly. Thanks to some nice websites I am getting slowly through it, but I am stuck with one type of signal that I saw on LNWR pictures several times. See the one linked below! I am meaning the one in the center. It's obviously a junction signal with two dolls and both arms on same height. So it should give rule for two tracks, equal speed. I learned that ahead should be a point that splits the line in two ways. But ahead of this signal, there are two tracks joining. What's the information for the driver when the left arm is on and what's when the right arm is on? Wouldn't it be enough to install just a one arm signal? I just linked the picture here, because it has copyright by the Transport Library.
  5. Just catching the sun for drying. Here I made another one inspired by Mr Warburton's book. I wanted to try printing a lattice post and mount two arms on one post, The M2 screws at the arms are provisoric. The whole signal is one mould, exept the mechanics and arms and reaches up to 16.5 centimeters. I am just wondering if I should put in the arms colour filters or use a duo-LED that can display red and green by changing it's polarity. If anyone is interested in the STL files, feel free to write a message.
  6. You're right! It's not a good compromise, indeed. That's possible to do so in the model, but I fear that the attatchment of the lamp may become to weak, when I give space for the strap. But I did it the lazy way: I applied a drop of super glue to fix the arm and the blinder to the shaft. When the glue has set, I removed the strap and, here it is! So I will keep the strap just as an assembly aid to fix arm and blinder exactly.
  7. I used a three year old ELEGOO mars printer. So the print took 7 hours. I thickened just the hand rails and the safety ring at the top end of the ladder. These parts are printed in a diameter of 0,8 mm. I tried 0,6, on my Claughton handrails, but this won't bring satisfying results. To get here more prototype look, I suggest to knip off the resin handrail and replace it by brass. The arms have double the thickness of the prototype to give more stability, but I think, here it's possible to go thinner.
  8. The Midland twin signal didn't made it to my modelling list, it took a direct shortcut to realisation. Many thanks once more to TheSignalEngineer for this inspiring picture. As soon as I am at home from my holidays, I will give it an airbrush and some weathering. Am I right that the colouring is as usual all over white? See a full description of the model, and a video here at the modelling section!
  9. This summer I am experimenting with 3D printing 4 mm scale signals for my LMS layout. TheSignalEngineer posted a great prototype picture of a Midland twin signal here and I decided without any hasitation to use this for my second project. There are four positions on my layout, where I need a signal like this, so it makes really sense to build a reproduceble 3D model. Like most of you I used mini servos. One of them is a SG90 type from EBAY, the other is a similiar type from the Digikejis Servo Starter set. I can't recomend the Digikejis - it's very noisy and rough geared - but it works so far. The model consits of four moulds: The signal post, the arms, the servo mounting and a connection part (blue) that is for planting the signal. The control wires are 0,8 mm brass, but will look better in 0,6 mm or even less. I was not shure about printing this L-shaped hinges from resin, but they work well, although they hve to be thicker than brass. The two lanterns have 3mm openings in the bottom to fit there either a warm-white LED or a conventional lamp. I wanted to model the back-blinders aswell, so there is a non prototype connection to the arms... well, a compromise. I am controling the servos by an Arduino UNO. This 10 GBP controller can operate up to 12 servos, so using these SG90 servos (1,8 GBP) it's really a budget-friendly way to signal your layout. So let's take the model to paint shop... See it in motion on YouTube Thanks for all your information! Below I uploaded the STL files for anyone who is interested: MT_root.stl MT_ServoMount.stl MT_signalBody.stl MT_Arm.stl MT_L_connector.stl
  10. What a beautyfull prototype picture, SignalEngineer! That one comes definitely on my modelling list. Great detail to see the mechanics too. May I ask, what's the purpose of this lid?
  11. Great information. I just caught Mr Warburton's book on the web. So I can fit my mainline with some more modern round post upper quadrant signals and decorate the coal branch with some rusty lower quadrant LNWR types. Its also nice to see on this old picture, that lower quadrant signals due to their balance weight don't fall in "track free" position, even when the control wire breaks.
  12. Hello Guys, I am just working on a 3D print of LMS home signal semaphores (00 gauge) with servo drive. Just waiting for the print, I surfed a little bit around and found the picture below. I thought LMS semaphores use upper quadrant, don't they? Or were they different from region to region, especially on former LNWR network?
  13. Hello, In magazines I read about modellers who use real coal to fill their tenders, wagons and decorate their collieries. The deep black colour and the shimmer is hard to copy with any artificial material. So I bought a sack of smith's coal. I realized that it is really Hard Coal! Now my question: How would you crush it to 00 size? I
  14. Good evening! I am just fitting my Claughtons with some illumination. One of them will be the oil fired version of the flagship 2222 as seen on a 1921 picture taken at Crewe. On my Lenz decoder there is an option for firebox flicker. Did the oil fired engines have a firebox door and did the fireman open it during operation? So maybe installing firebox lighting on such an engine is wrong, isn't it?
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