Is ‘Modern Image’ Disliked?

The Term ‘Modern Image’ has been around since the 1970s when Cyril Freezer coined the term during his tenure as Editor at ‘The Railway Modeller’. Although this term is generally hated by modellers of the Diesel and Electric Periods, it is still used by the vast majority of modellers throughout the industry. Is this because … Continue reading Is ‘Modern Image’ Disliked?

Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 4

It's now time to introduce all the signals on Norwood Road! NR001: Type: Post Mounted 4 Aspect Filament Head with Standard Route Indicator & Position Light Manufacturer: Absolute Aspects NR001 is the Down Direction 'Orts Road Junction' Protecting Signal. It has 3 routes from it, the A(M) route is a main aspect route onto the … Continue reading Norwood Road Re-lock / Re-control – Part 4

Norwood Road at Doncaster 2018

The Festival of Railway Modelling takes place in the 2nd weekend of February every year at Doncaster Race Course and is organised by Warners Exhibitions on behalf of British Railway Modelling and the Doncaster Model Railway Exhibition. It is considered to be one of the top model railway exhibitions in the country. I have previously … Continue reading Norwood Road at Doncaster 2018

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