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Old 07-06-2018, 03:52 PM   #31
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Thanks Chris - it caused lot of problems and was not very easy to achieve - I ended up using a old postcard, the road was a stream originally...
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:48 PM   #32
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Have to agree, very good.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:00 PM   #33
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Beautiful - something to aspire to.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:30 PM   #34
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Fantastic pics Sigtech.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #35
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Mr Bones, Michael P. and Teedoubleudee thank you all for your kind comments I have plenty more pictures, so will gradually post them (5 at a time it seems...) on here as time passes.

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:15 PM   #36
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Good day everyone, thought I had better write a bit more about my layout Sproston.
There are 10 steam locos, 9 are Bachmann, the remaining one is from the Hornby stable, there is one diesel single unit railcar (Hornby) and just the one diesel from Dapol.
The rolling stock, both coaching and goods is predominately Bachmann - but with a handful of items from Hornby, one from Dapol, and finally four are ex Lima.
The total stock now stands at 75 items, more than enough capacity for a single track branchline....
This allows me to run the entire timetable for 7 days including any special trains for the branch without repeating stock usage...

All locos and stock have been fitted with replacement lamp irons - thus allowing a loco to carry the correct headlamp code for its train, - and all locos and fitted vehicles, including passenger coaches, Npccs, goods wagons and brakevans to carry a taillamp. Brakevans can also carry sidelights if required.
Some more photos I think...
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:29 PM   #37
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Hi again thought I'd better include the 'proper' signalling diagram for Sproston on here - this masterpiece was created by a good guy from RMWEB, who goes under the handle of 'Harlequin' on there, he is a website artist and can use his drawing program/software to produce trackplans or signalling diagrams such as this (but only if he is asked very nicely...)

I forgot to mention in the previous post that the lamps that I use are made by
'Springside', and I modify them by drilling a 0.7mm hole in the base towards the rear of the lamp. This seems to work o.k in practise - and if any lamps are loose or wobbly then I just insert a tiny piece of bluetack/blacktack in the hole.
For my purpose the fitting/removal of lamps onto/from lamp brackets is done using a pair of reverse operating tweezers - you squeeze them to open them and then have to release to close them, it takes a bit of getting used to!!

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Does anybody know how to rotate the signalling diagram i have just posted? I've had a quick look in the FAQ'S, for this site and theres nothing in there - the image WAS the correct way up when it was uploaded to the forum from my computer..

Rotated for you
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:04 PM   #38
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Thank you Roger - much easier for other members to read the diagram now its the correct way up.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:40 PM   #39
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Despite Roger kindly rotating the signalling diagram, when enlarged it is just unreadable,so I am trying again.
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edit: Still no good- will have to work out a way to post larger picture to improve definition and make it readable...

2nd edit: Reposted again as 'Sproston signalling diag & lever plate descriptions' under THE GALLERY - if you click twice on it you should be able to read it - but you will have to move it round the screen as its pretty big!!
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Old 20-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #40
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Hello again, thought I'd better write some more about my little branch line terminus, Sproston.
The signals are a mix of Dapol operating GWR lower quadrant signals, and one Hornby upper quadrant three doll bracket. These are the Up Inner Home Signals - numbers 2,4 and 5, with a disc mounted lower down on a platform, number 6, controlling entry to the parcels dock. This bracket signal is a tempory measure until resignalling ( working on the principle of the wrong signals being better than none!! ) with a Dapol LQ replacement bracket. The Dapol signals are all of the round post variety, the odd one out being of the square wooden post type - this is no 18, the Down Advance Starter controlling entry to the single line, and released by token. It is tall due to sighting conditions, it being on a left hand curve.
The other signals, number 1 ( Up Outer Home ), number 19 ( Platform 1 Starter ), number 20 ( Bay Starter ) and number 21 ( Loop Starter ) are all much shorter.
The ground signals ( discs/dummies/dodds...) are non operational, but in the correct positions.- number 16 and 17 being notable as a stacked double disc.

The signalbox ( Ratio ) has a fully detailed interior,( SpringsSide Models ) with 25 correctly coloured levers and a signalman on duty - one day I will get around to illuminating it...
Outside there is the usual coal bunker at the bottom of the steps.
Think its time for some pictures.

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