Modern Railway Signalling – An Update

As you might be aware, I'm writing a book which intends to help railway modellers in place and using colour light signals on their layout. I started the book back in August 2017 and although I didn't write as fast as I could have done, work and college put pay to that, and a bout … Continue reading Modern Railway Signalling – An Update

Planning Collingwood Part 4 – Signalling Scheme Plan

Now is the bit I find most exciting, the Signalling Design. Now that I have a track plan is fixed in terms of number tracks, turnouts etc. (for model signalling, it isn't critical whether the track plan changes in dimensions slightly), I can think about the signalling, luckily I can use Fareham's Signalling Plan to … Continue reading Planning Collingwood Part 4 – Signalling Scheme Plan

Norwood Road Re-Lock / Re-Control – Part 5

The History I’m currently in the middle of re-wiring and ‘re-controlling’ my exhibition layout Norwood Road after my previous wiring and control panel let me down at Peterborough and Wycrail. So far, I have the wiring on the layout and in my ‘REB’ or ‘Relocatable Equipment Box’ finished and tested, of sorts. The next on … Continue reading Norwood Road Re-Lock / Re-Control – Part 5

Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 2 **Updated**

Once I had finished the design for the new signalling for Norwood Road, I had to design, construct a new control panel. West Croydon's Control Panel In real life West Croydon is controlled by Three Bridges Area Signalling Centre (TBASC) located on the Down Side of the Main London to Brighton Main Line at Three … Continue reading Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 2 **Updated**

Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 3

The next part, and really the brains of Norwood Roads new signalling system, was to create the interlocking. Real-World Interlockings An interlocking is, as defined by the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers: A general term applied to the controlling of the setting and release of signals and points to prevent unsafe conditions arising, and the … Continue reading Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 3

Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 1

As part of the improvements I'm making to Norwood Road after its first couple of shows, as hinted in the layouts opening post, I decided to conduct a re-lock and re-control of the signalling. Although the layout is relatively straight forward in terms of track plan, the signalling at West Croydon is interesting enough to … Continue reading Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 1

Modern Railway Signalling – A Handbook for the Railway Modeller

This is the working title of my non-modelling project, a book for use by Railway Modellers that outlines how modern UK colour light signalling principles and their use on a Model Railway. Having been encouraged by fellow railway modellers, I decided to start writing this book during the summer, but due to work, I have … Continue reading Modern Railway Signalling – A Handbook for the Railway Modeller