Sunday, August 9, 2009

Another Branch on the Modellers Tree

Ok it's late and cold, too cold to venture out to the train room, so it's time to write a few lines on the blog. As the title suggests, we railway modellers have so many subjects to cover we can really spend alot of our free time spinning from one subject to another. Loco construction, kit building, scratchbuilding, research, baseboard construction, planning, you know how the list grows constantly.

Today I was able to spend some time at the Strathpine show. I had plenty of time and room to get around to the layouts and visit the model stores. As always I did pick up a couple of things. I spent a fair while at the Modratech stand, and after some informative info exchanges I emerged with one of Harolds' starter frames.

So here's the point of this post, now I have the frame which will be used in one of the yards of 'Splitters Swamp Creek'. I now have to formalise the signalling of this yard. I've spoken to some friends about how I could go about it, and have received some great input. Now my head is going down the road of 'what do I have to learn/research to achieve a realistic result on the layout?'

I will be constructing my own signals and associated point rodding, so the plan needs to be'right' so that I do things only once.

I'm going to reload the plan with this article, and I really would like some feedback. The yard with the station is the first part of the layout to be under signal control. What and how would you signal this plan, and how do I know when I have it right?

So here's the plan, thanks to all who drop in a reply, Geoff.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Geoff
    Would be happy to draw up a sig arrangement for the SSC based on NSW pratice. As with 'all things railway' there will be many factors to consider. If you are interested drop me line at