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I thought I would poke my head in here and start a thread. I'm completely a novice when it comes to signalling practice, and being that it is such a large subject doubt I will progress much beyond that. However, I though that any help in the right direction I can get from you guys has got to be a good thing.

so here is where I'm at. I have my layout that some of you may have seen in the layouts section
http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...t=0&start=0


and have started building my own signals which you may have seen in the workbench section
http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...t=0&start=0


Today I have spent some time fiddling with track plans and bits of software to draw them.

I already had a xtrkcad plan which was representative and decided to redo it schematically..

these are linked as the mimages are largem in pixels, not kb
http://www.mumbles274.co.uk/ramsgate%20sig...plan%20copy.gif

I then transposed it to RR &Co. Flipped it as well so it is from the viewed angle so to speak [inside the round the room layout]
http://www.mumbles274.co.uk/ramsgaterrandco.JPG

so far I have wired up 12 of 16 sections for detection on a Digitrax BDL168 and have a signal decoder to use once i can sort out some issues with my PC.

I have 4 signals ready to wire and various others to build, I will attempt to make feathers and maybe even theatre boxes..not sure how but there you go. Gotta start somewhere.

Please chip in with advice or ideas, I am open to anything. If only I had the modelling ability of Widnes

Cheers
Michael
 

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Hi John
It is modern, in my book anyway!! Ha ha! Southern Electrificatoin is the simplest way of describing it. so early mid 60s onwards. I will be laying 3rd rail evetually and as i ubderstand it, the signals were installed at the same time. [Approx]

Don't be thrown by the stock on the layout pic above, that's just what I have until I can build up a fleet of EMUs. so far just one...
DCKits 4CEP, shown with scratch built signal gantry

Cheers
Michael
 
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