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10 hours ago, Steve Hewitt said:

Jon, that's another stunning signal.

Video? - YES PLEASE.

 

Steve.

Thanks Steve:good_mini:. I'll sort that today. I've done the clips, they just need editing..

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36 minutes ago, LNERGE said:

How close is your nearest real railway? With careful placement with a real railway background these signals would pass as the real thing. 

About 300 yards away. If it's still there:D. It's closed at the moment for an upgrade and there was a gang removing old rail yesterday but I think a 5 doll gantry would make a great improvement over the single line at the foot crossing...:lol:

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From my largest signal, down to my smallest recent construction. A GWR double ground signal. This is more or less a straight build of the all cast brass SSS kit. I have added micro servos and a couple of SMD LEDs for illumination. Seems to work fine!

 

 

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Next up on the bench is an LMS Upper quadrant stop signal. Quite a tall beastie at 35 feet, it features a running line to loop signal bracket and a bonus stop arm for the opposite direction of travel. It will be servo operated and LED lit and uses a lot of my own etchings.

The original was at Parkend and fortunately I've been supplied with some useful photographs to assist in the build.

Luckily I'd already built the bracket as a demo for instructions and as it's designed to be built as a separate assembly I could just slide it down the main post to its correct position before trapping it on with all the other fiitings.

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Next up was fitting the etched bolting plates. These are tiny but add much needed detail to what would be a plain structure. The RSU is perfect for this job. I just need to get used to using less solder paste:scratchhead:

 

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It was then the turn of the LEDs which are soldered to the post as a common negative and the positive wire run inside the post. These are set so the excellent Modelu 3d printed lamp cases just need dropping on after painting has taken place. These are just temporarily fitted for testing.

 

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Weight bars, stanchions, handrails and ladders were then fitted. Time for a big cleanup session before it hits the paintshop tomorrow.

 

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This is the Parkend signal all done and weathered. All my own etches with Modelu Lamps and Scale Signal Supply Lamp cases.

The photos are a bit dull but the weather seems to be unremittingly gloomy down here at the moment...

 

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I've produced an etch for the LMS ground signal. I have always struggled with the available cast whitemetal version and this one was designed with buildability, operation and illumination in mind. The open "Lid" at the top will be folded down and soldered once an LED is fitted and working.

 

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The test build went rather well, so the production version will be available to buy in about 6 weeks:imsohappy:

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