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Managed a few minutes in our own home will awaiting a furniture pick-up. I got to work on the privy so it wont be long before the signaller has somewhere to "go". Both buildings will eventually stand on reclaimed sleepers. I'll have to see if there's really a kink in the righthand track or a trick of the light.

 

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In between the lamp hut and the privy will be a coal bunker. 

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Part of this afternoon was spent getting the signal box accessories ensemble in place.

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Fire buckets needed.

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Back to signals. Although there is one more post one to build, I built a shunt signal instead. The arm is off as it's not connected to the servo yet.

 

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This controls movements into the bay (platform 1) from the upper goods yard. I have drilled right through the lamp holder with an 0.8mm drill and glued a nano LED to the back of it. Plenty of black paint has been applied to stop the light leaking where it's not needed. I'll post another photo tomorrow after I have filled the lenses with Clearfix which I hope will take felt-tip to colour them.

 

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Very nice Jonathan. You can make lenses with a dot of PVA which drys clear with a slight yellowish tint.

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2 hours ago, lezz01 said:

Very nice Jonathan. You can make lenses with a dot of PVA which drys clear with a slight yellowish tint.

Regards Lez. 

I have heard that some colour the PVA with a felt tip pen once it has dried. Use a blue, or blueish green, for the green.

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I don't know whether the Clearfix has worked as I may have poked through it with the felt tip pen.

 

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Well it appears to be red but from viewing distance I've a job to tell whether the signal is on or off let alone what colour is showing! I may try PVA in the next one.

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I am in the process of making the final post signal for the layout. This signal controls the departures from the bay, platform No 1 and the main platform No 2. The small arm controls wrong line departures over the down main line when the up line is in use as a head-shunt for the upper goods yard. 

 

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The holes in the trimmer beam are for the pins which hold the operating cranks. The supporting brackets and coloured lenses are yet to be fitted.

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Following a week of having grandson (3) and playing with his Brio train set, I got back to my own and planted the last post signal and got all connected up.

 

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2P gets the right o' way, wrong line, with a local for Chinley while a Jinty hidden behind the starters uses the up line as a head-shunt. The 1F is deputising for a 1P and will follow once the up line is clear with the Millers Dale shuttle.

 

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Just 4 ground signals to go and I think the signalling will be complete.

 

Since first putting up this post I was dis-satisfied with how it operated, so the bits you cannot see were rebuilt and it works fine, it just took me two weeks to do it. A lot of the parts like the weighted levers, cranks and ladder are from Ratio's LMS UQ kits, so motorising these is quite possible.

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Having replaced much of the beneath baseboard gubbins for the main/bay starter signals here are a couple of photos.

 

The all stations to Chinley gets the all clear.

 

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Followed by the branch shuttle to Millers Dale

 

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