What to put next to Signal Box

Dear all Please be kind.... This is my first attempt at a web page (and a layout for that matter) Please help with ideas, what should I put next to the signal box. I have looked through all my railway books etc, but nothing jumps out. BTW, the fence is not glued down yet. Regards Rob

formatting link

Reply to
Rob K
Loading thread data ...

Hi

Looks good. I can't see what's going on in the sidings, so you may have already got it - what about some kind of loading facility? Milk, cattle, minerals?...

Richard

formatting link
snipped-for-privacy@ehattons.com

Reply to
Richard Davies

better than my first go, well done.

Couldn't quite see if it's there already ... but if it's not ...

Your signalman might usefully employ a lavatory. :-)

Reply to
Chris Wilson

Brilliant, that's it then Thanks

Reply to
Rob K

btw Rob

that junction signal should be the other side of the crossing

cheers David A, Pritchard

Rob K wrote:

Reply to
Derbyducks

Not much room near your box but you could consider a lampman's hut and/or a coal and ash bin. Keith Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

Reply to
Keith Norgrove

That's the annex at the top of the stairs. Keith Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

Reply to
Keith Norgrove

before the level crossing ( on the approach to the LX, protecting the xing )

========= \ \ \ ============ \ |-| /=================\ X | =========================||=============== a bunker for coal is a good idea ! never thought about that one !!

btw keith's right about the toilet, it's at the top of the stairs

that's a mighty big box for a branch l>>

Reply to
Derbyducks

Before the crossing yes, so if the signal is at stop the train stops clear of the road, also the signal should be on the left of the line as the train approaches, and then it should be a right hand bracket instead of a left hand so the arm on the main post leads to the straight/main route and the arm on the bracket leads to the divergence to the right. And then there's the loading gauge, it should be further back in the sidings clear of the points.

Keith

Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

Reply to
Keith Norgrove

I thought that was the way in?

Reply to
Chris Wilson

There are many ..........

the >Thanks for all your advice, each of you. I guess the Signal box is a bit big

Reply to
Derbyducks

In the situation depicted on these photos a left bracket would not be normal, I don't recollect seeing such an arrangement, in 40 yrs of signalling. That doesn't mean there isn't one somewhere but it does mean its very unusual

If, as it would appear from one of the photos although its hard to be sure, this is a termiinus with only one platform it would more likely be a simple home signal and the other tracks be signalled with subsidiary or shunt signals. There should be trap points at that yard exit also.

Keith

Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

Reply to
Keith Norgrove

"Keith Norgrove" wrote

I agree that a left pointing bracket is unusual and equal arm or right pointing brackets are common, I only intended to convey the fact that the bracketing arrangement is not significant.

While we are redesigning the OP's layout and inline with your observation above, the single signal at the end of the loop could be swapped with those at the entry in which case the two arm signal becomes advanced starters for the left and right hand roads.

Reply to
Terry O'Brien

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.