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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Home stretch for Signal Bridges...

This week I started the last couple of Signal Bridges for the layout.  There is only another one or two after this one and we are just about done.  This is again another IHC Plastic Kit that can span upto four tracks.


This bridge is located at Hershey and protects the mainline heading south from Hershey as it passes through the Manheim Junction interlocks, and the Hershey siding heading northbound to Columbia.


The triple head mast is for the mainline, and the double head for the passing siding.  The only difference is the double head cannot display a "Slow Clear", this is overcome by the fact that the double can show a "Restricting" for the siding and beyond.

There will also be a double head dwarf signal that will protect the siding heading southbound just before the crossover.


The next phase for this bridge is to install the clear lenses in the heads and wire in the Tri-Colured LED's and run the wire underneath the layout.

Cheers,

Jas...

2 comments:

  1. Jas,

    The home stretch indeed! You have made incredible progress so far and it must be very rewarding to see the end in sight. Keep up the great work!

    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom,

      Great to hear from you again! It has been a hard slog to get here, and still a little way to go with the programming (logic) to be implemented as well.
      I have had some very important help from a good friend (Brendan) who has solved a few issues that would have stopped me dead in my tracks if it was just me.
      It's got me more motivated to push on as I know it's scenery time next!

      Thanks for the kind words too, always greatly appreciated from someone with a layout that I use as a reference!

      Jas...

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