As title, even though I haven't been able to update my website for a while
with up to date pics my little layout is moving on quite nicely and I'm now
at the stage where I'm thinking about the signalling. *Well I have thought
about it before but kept putting it off).
I picked up a very good book on how to actually make model signals and found
some good on-line resources to that end but what I haven't found is anything
really good with regards to actually motorising them.
What particularly concerns me is the length of throw of the motor compared
to the throw required to actuate the signal and how the throw can be
transferred from the motor to the signal arm - particularly with regards to
signals on gantries and brackets. I'm sure I'm making a fuss about nothing
and that what I want to do is reasonably simple however I do have a habit of
"re-inventing the wheel" and I'd rather do this particular job right first
If it isn't obvious I'm talking about semaphore signals and interlocking
their operation with that of the various pointwork so I do want to use
"electrics" rather than some form of rod/cable arrangement. 4mm scale.
Any pointers gratefully received.
18 years ago