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Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby railwayjim » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:19 pm

This is my first post on this section of the forum.

Whilst waiting for Mrs. D. to do some shopping in Blackpool, I took a couple of snaps of the semaphore signals
on Blackpool North terminus station. Not the best quality as I only have an Olympus in the glove box but better than nothing I suppose.

I am not sure if these semaphores are due to be replaced or when, so thought I would snap them while I could.

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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:04 pm

Any time soon so don't loose those jpgs.
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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:28 pm

Couple of mine from 2007

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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby railwayjim » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:29 am

Nice close shots Jim, showing plenty of detail, taken from the platform I presume.

Modellers worrying about track being perfect should take note of the real thing, never perfect.

Looks like the north box is on it's last legs, probably near the end of it's life also!

I'm ancient enough to remember the steam shed, complete with turntable at this station, though I must add
steam had been gone for a couple of years. The extensive carriage sidings, needed for the many excursions
were empty and overgrown, a sad sight.

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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby Peterm » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm

Great pic's, look at the state of the platform edging too... there's hope for me yet.
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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby railwayjim » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:56 pm

Yes Pete we shouldn't go for perfection when modelling, it didn't exist in real life anyway!

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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby stuartp » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:23 pm

Don't overdo it though, that pic is very foreshortened and it's hardly a high speed alignment. There's about 500 yards between the photographer and the 142.
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Re: Semaphore Signals at Blackpool North

Postby Peterm » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:35 am

stuartp wrote:Don't overdo it though, that pic is very foreshortened and it's hardly a high speed alignment. There's about 500 yards between the photographer and the 142.

I don't care, I've got an excuse. :P
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