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Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Middletown, Pa

Saturday 17 March 2018

Sinking Springs - Signal Bridge...

Another push this week to install one of the final signal bridges for the layout.

This signal bridge will be located at Sinking Springs on the layout, it is a major junction on the layout and connects the centre peninsula to the western and northern sections and northern and western sections to the southern portion too.

It is again a IHC plastic signal bridge kit that has two triple head masts installed.  The reason behind the two triple head masts is so that I can display a "slow clear" indication.

Both masts have the RRCirKits - Tri-colored LED's in them.  The newer version comes pre-wired with 24" of 36awg magnet wire, this has made the installation much easier and quicker.  As can be seen in the photo below the LED heads are tiny!  But installing them is a breeze and all it takes is a little dab of CA and they are secured easily to the 1/8" light pipes I install in each searchlight head.

(Photo directly from RRCirKits Website - Credit to photographer)

Although feeding the 24 wires (4 wires per LED, with 3 heads per mast, with two masts) still takes a considerable amount of time to feed through the bridge frame and secure.

Next phase is to connect the bridge and all 24 wires to the terminal strip mounting kits and program into JMRI & Panel Pro...