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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 03:15 am
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To replace an old panel - it is situated on the end of the peninsula that has Charde & storage sidings underneath of Durston


For electric control of turnouts plus setting signals


majority of trackside signals are installed - the 3 on the RHS will be a gantry set of signals spanning the 3 tracks

Signals are interlocked, for instance ifI set the Tawnton to or from signals, then I cannot set the Watchit or Charde/Durston set   and if I set either the Watchit and or Charde/Durston, then I cannot set the Tawnton.
Once I set a signal to green and a train goes past the signal, it automatically r4esets to red but I cannot send another train to follow straight away until the first train has cleared the block. A block is the distance between the signal at  each end.
 I was contemplating interlocking track power as well but decided it was complex enough. it took 15 Telecom relays to do all of the signals for that panel.

The big red button resets all signals to red



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Ron,

Did you consider installing any 3 aspect signals so a second train could follow after the first cautiously at yellow? Or did you find you would need a bigger switch, or was it too complex, or do you not simply have enough traffic to warrant installing a 3 aspect?
Just thought, I'd ask.

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That looks suitably complex for an ex telecoms engineer Sol. :thumbs

I'd be interested to hear how your interlocking works although, at the sound of the word "relay", I get a shiver down my spine................. :roll:



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CCGWR wrote: Ron,

Did you consider installing any 3 aspect signals so a second train could follow after the first cautiously at yellow? Or did you find you would need a bigger switch, or was it too complex secondly, yes, it does get complex, or do you not simply have enough traffic to warrant installing a 3 aspect? Firstly Connor , no, not enough traffic
Just thought, I'd ask.

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Petermac wrote: That looks suitably complex for an ex telecoms engineer Sol. :thumbs

I'd be interested to hear how your interlocking works although, at the sound of the word "relay", I get a shiver down my spine................. :roll: basically Peter, the first relay that is activated by setting a signal, has contacts on it that disconnect the operating paths of the other signal relay circuits.



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Thanks Sol. :thumbs

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The start of another replacement panel 45 x 17 cm  which combines two older units


LEDs and toggles are next ....



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Nah, not "The Q", but "Q", aka actor Desmond Llewelyn of "Q Branch, MI6".

For years afterwards, I yearned for a silver DB5 with a hidden red button under the gear knob!

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Ha, me too Queren, but I content myself with having the exact same rear lamp clusters on my trusty TR4. No red button though!

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