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randgust

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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 04:44:24 PM »
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The "Santa Fe System Standards" book by Kachina press has semaphore drawings in it if you can't find anything anyplace else.

I can scan and send them if you PM me

Not sure how close that is to prototype but I'll also comment that the NJI stuff for N scale was originally closer to HO.  The 'new' LED-based stuff is a whole heck of a lot closer, so it may be worthwhile to really check into what you're looking at.

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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »
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Here's a page of mechanical drawings of Semaphores...

http://www.railroadsignals.us/signals/sem/#MECHANICAL_DRAWINGS_
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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2017, 12:47:03 AM »
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Weird about the Walthers one -- I searched their site for semaphores and that one didn't come up yesterday, just the OOS ones.
After looking at photos, it seems like these are really simple to make, I just have to get the correct size arm and lens assembly. They won't need to operate because they are going to be placed at a former crossing of two railroads, with one line gone and only a spur to serve on the other side of the diamond. So two will be in permanent "stop" positions and two "clear".

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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2017, 01:40:24 AM »
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Didn't Mark Dance do an article on his home-brewed solution?

Yes, Mark's train order signals use nitinol memory wire to actuate the blades.  Here is a short video:


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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2017, 02:50:17 PM »
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Dapol offers motorized Home and Distant signals in both GWR and LMS/BR outlines. They're pre-assembled, easy to install, are lighted, but only have two positions.
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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 11:53:34 AM »
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There was an article in N scale Magazine circa 1998-2001 about scratchbuilding animated semaphores... was very detailed and inspiring...

July /August 2000 pgs 60-63. I built one as shown.  Servo/Picaxe08M2 operated and illuminated with fiber optics and a tricolor LED.
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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 01:49:34 PM »
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Weird about the Walthers one -- I searched their site for semaphores and that one didn't come up yesterday, just the OOS ones.

Strange. Every time I search this is "In Stock":

https://www.walthers.com/upper-quadrant-semaphore-three-light-straight-pole-w-square-blade-yellow-red

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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2017, 07:51:58 AM »
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Strange. Every time I search this is "In Stock":

https://www.walthers.com/upper-quadrant-semaphore-three-light-straight-pole-w-square-blade-yellow-red

Answered that already. As for the two-color signals, the NH apparently used 3-color, and I'm not looking for train order signals. The NH had semaphores and searchlight signals on their system. Since I don't need them working, I'll build some for a diamond with the inferior little-used route always set to stop.

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Re: N-scale semaphore signals
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2017, 09:10:17 AM »
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