Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

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rustysparks
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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby rustysparks » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:17 pm

I guess in oo the junction would be 2 feet from the starting signal - have a look at the older photo below

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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby senorsenales » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:23 pm

In that case I would go for the junction signal on the platform end.

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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby rustysparks » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:55 am

Ok so what about platforms on the left where there are now 3 routes out?

2 main routes and a shunting signal?

Right to left would now go

Shunting signal
2 starting signals
2 starting signals
2 starting signals and a shunting signal
2 starting signals and a shunting signal
2 ground discs

Or could I go for a ground disc on the parcel bay?

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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:33 pm

Its getting complicated the more length I see! :D
Best. Take one track at a time. If a passenger train will depart, think of the main routes out. If there are two. Then a junction signal. If three, then a larger junction signal. If like the smallest bay platform which only handles a one van then a shunting signal is all you need. Take it one track at a time. Write down the results of how much room and what you need on the board or pin paper down etc. Try to keep it simple. (I know it is not easy!)
Go for it!

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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby Mountain » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:50 pm

Probably 4 junction signals and a few ground signals will do it. Love the scenery. :)

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Re: Signaling on my layout - need a starting point

Postby rustysparks » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:03 pm

Should work

My thinking would be I'd need a shunt "STOP" sign as there would be shunting maneuvers happening on the main line via the parcels platform.

With the ratio kit I should have just enough signals I think :)

Thanks to all who assisted on this one


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