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by beast66606
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 6223

Re: Operational entertainment...

steve howe wrote:

Oh dear.....that opens up all sorts of dubious opportunities..... :twisted:
Steve
(bored with shunting)



The software I wrote for WFRM is called The MILF :shock: It handles fiddle yard trains - randomises them to make things more interesting for the operators.
by beast66606
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Distant Signal Locking
Replies: 17
Views: 10186

Re: Distant Signal Locking

it is always wrong to generalise and and every rule has its exception, but I will stick my neck out and say I can think of no circumstances where a single lever worked more than one arm on separate posts (ie I am excepting co-acting arms). In the case of inner and outer distants, there was always a...
by beast66606
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Improving Color Light Signal Components
Replies: 34
Views: 16699

Re: Improving Color Light Signal Components

So you have to keep sniping don't you. You cannot help yourself can you............ What a shame that an excellent thread about some fine signals has to be spoilt. How terribly sad and unfortunate. It was a joke (which would have died) until you got involved but then YOU have to spoil it. Sorry for...
by beast66606
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Improving Color Light Signal Components
Replies: 34
Views: 16699

Re: Improving Color Light Signal Components

We only need 7 to start with - we will up it to 10 when it won't work and then blame others for it - wee laddie
by beast66606
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Improving Color Light Signal Components
Replies: 34
Views: 16699

Re: Improving Color Light Signal Components

In good time Horsetan, in good time :)
by beast66606
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Improving Color Light Signal Components
Replies: 34
Views: 16699

Re: Improving Color Light Signal Components

If the surface mount LEDs are available as tri-colour LEDs, then might we soon see replicas of the new-type Dorman LED heads? Horsetan, Am building a tri colour light signal at this time. Beta unit works like a champ. I sent Mike Turner, a member of the WFRM modelling group, a final assembly of scr...
by beast66606
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Signal posts required
Replies: 11
Views: 7787

Re: Signal posts required

Jim - ask "our Tony" on the WFRM group
by beast66606
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)
Replies: 12
Views: 7480

Re: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)

Meant to answer this a bit quicker ! The context for this is the same as my question on distant signal locking - wanting to simulate the operation of signalling using a computer based interlocking, controlled with an IECC style computer screen. How many IECCs did you get involved with Keith ;) I rat...
by beast66606
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer
Replies: 13
Views: 10249

Re: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer

> you are correct, elasticity in the wire is only relevant when it >is under tension and hence when the signal is pulled off. >when the signal is put back, then the weight pulls the wire back >leaving the arm to drop onto its stop under gravity, how hard it drops >and hence the amount of bounce dep...
by beast66606
Thu May 28, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)
Replies: 12
Views: 7480

Re: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)

Indeed those are possible situations, but the question concerned transition from semaphore to MAS where 2 aspect red/greens are not the norm. Cheers Really - or the ones you know of ? - Chester PSB has 2-aspect on "my" line, MAS = multiple aspect and 2 is multiple ... so my comments are p...
by beast66606
Thu May 28, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 10219

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

We use well over 150 of them and have only had a couple of mechnical failures, just go for it and sort problems out if they happen :?
by beast66606
Wed May 06, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Distant Signal Locking
Replies: 17
Views: 10186

Re: Distant Signal Locking

When the distant is reversed it holds all the stop signal levers reversed, it was an "amusing" trick of mine to knock one of the home levers out of the catch handle and watch the signalman replace the distant and then have to dive for the home lever to stop it flying back in front of the d...
by beast66606
Wed May 06, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)
Replies: 12
Views: 7480

Re: Transition from semaphore to MAS (and vv)

Late arriving to this thread. to start a colour light area either with a two aspect (green/yellow) colour light acting rather like a distant signal (the next signal being a 3- or 4-aspect colour light), the next signal could be a 2 aspect R/G or (if signal spacing is critical) to use a 3-aspect colo...
by beast66606
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 14581

Re: Droppers on track

Awful complicated P4 aint it?! ;) No! You should have 2 droppers per rail regardless of the scale/gauge! ;) ;) ;) Cheers Jim Agreed - Widnes does, even on a 1" length I had to graft in - and its "only" OO :D Under rail every time for me, two wires per rail, never had a failure.
by beast66606
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Roger Murray signals
Replies: 20
Views: 14379

Re: Roger Murray signals

Hi Tony,

I know a man who has photos of said feathers :P
by beast66606
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Colour Light Signals
Topic: Roger Murray signals
Replies: 20
Views: 14379

Re: Roger Murray signals

I don't think Roger is manufacturing anymore Michael
by beast66606
Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Eridge Mk2 electrics
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Re: Eridge Mk2 electrics

Mmm - funnly looking panel there Rod :shock: ;)
by beast66606
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 5973

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Panel Pro is good but nowhere near as good as RR&Co if you want prototypical route setting, and RR&Co can also be configured to do semaphore with software levers :shock: :) and a full implementation of the mechanical locking 8-)
by beast66606
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 5973

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

One or two basic questions , firstly Does RailRoad and Co run on Mac's or is it purely Windows? Windows only I'm afraid Is there a book or website that would show how to go about this? Tony's posted the link to Freiwald, the WFRM website has a simple tutorial for RR&Co. We have German made cont...
by beast66606
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 5973

Layout Control Software

Hi guys, a brief summary of our control techniques, if anyone wants to know more it can be expanded into different threads. We use a couple of minor variations but I will stick to the one I was working on yesterday :) All our points are actuated by Tortoises, this includes the Peco points on the OO ...
by beast66606
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: 1980s Colour lights on Widnes
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

1980s Colour lights on Widnes

As modelled by our "in touch with his arty side" moderator Mr Sissons 8-)

The wind noise is real, it was filmed during gales :o

YouTube link not working so here's the url for now.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=junO3-26KJc

And thanks to Keith ...


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