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>Anyone knwo much about signals?
We've had a couple of short threads about signalling in the past. Try the Search button above.

If you start from the position that a home signal is there to halt a train moving into a position where it will collide with another train you can't go far wrong. Basically every movement through a set of points will require a signal to protect it. Don't worry too much about distants because you don't have the space. Once you have the "running" signals decided, move onto the shunting signals.

I posted a layout design some time ago and then proceeded to draw up a signalling diagram for it. Deciding where to put the signals forced me to consider what train movements would be taking place. That in turn caused a few layout modifications. Unfortunately I can't really upload it here as the size reduction required would render it a waste of time.

I hope this helps.
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>On a different point I note most people lay track on cork tiles, or sometimes, wall liner in order to give the ballast a shoulder
I use Sundeala board and cut a channel between the tracks. This is also rather tedious but at least I don't have to lift tracks. I have already decided that if I want a new track layout that the board is history.

Neither approach will provide the height required to match the superelevation on the curves through Dawlish Warren!

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