My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Signaling

A Railroad Signal Primer Pt. I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-05
Page:
88
Author:
Dominic Bourgeois
Description:
This series is started by looking at signal hardware, signal configurations and features, rules, and terminology. Diagrams for the various states are shown with both lighted signals and semaphores.

A Railroad Signal Primer Pt. II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-06
Page:
88
Author:
Dominic Bourgeois
Description:
This last installment covers signal types, signaling philosophy, speed, signal aspects, sources of information, and how to model signaling (briefly).

Blue Signal Protection

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-12
Page:
110
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Describes the removable blue signal to indicate that railroad workers are present.

Building a Semaphore Signal

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-09
Page:
69
Author:
Tony Michel
Description:
The author describes how he built a working model for a large-scale layout. Includes detail drawings and close-up photos, as well as scaled drawings of the entire model.

Dots and Dashes

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-06
Page:
58
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Scale:
S
Description:
Building an actual telegraph for a model railroad to enhance operations of the layout.

Modular Signals

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
110
Author:
Joseph Scorsone
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using 14-pin header plugs and DIP sockets (used for integrated circuits) to make it easy to remove signals for dusting and layout maintenance without having to worry about the wiring.

Operations

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
13
Author:
Peter Kazmir
Description:
An introduction to signaling. Includes prototype photos and many diagrams for indicating track conditions.

Proceed, Prepared to Stop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1976-09
Page:
54
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This article covers how the prototype uses signals to communicate the state of track ahead.

Prototype View

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
32
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:
A photo essay of prototype cantilever signal structures.

Realistic N Scale Signals Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-07
Page:
62
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
N
Description:
This installment covers how to make the signal targets, how to build the mast, base, platform, and ladder, and how to form and install the LEDs.

Signaling and Operation on the Canandaigua Southern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
98
Author:
John Armstrong
Scale:
O
Description:
The late John Armstrong describes how he built and manages the signals on his O-scale layout. The article includes a trackplan of his layout, several photos, and construction drawings for the signals he uses. He then describes how they use a computer during operating sessions.

Station Order Boards

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
102
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
The article covers the purpose of train order boards, types of heads, signal colors, and modeling notes. There is a parts diagram of the mast and signal for N-scale.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
How to install and operate the #761 Semaphore.

Train Signals Part 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 05 December 2003
Author:
Al Buchan and Lin Bongaardt, Jr.
Description:
This installment covers classification signals for PRR extra trains.

Train Signals Part 3

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 07 February 2004
Page:
34
Author:
Al Buchan and Lin Bongaardt, Jr.
Description:
This installment covers the green classification signals that were used to denote the operation of sections of scheduled trains.

Understanding Railroad Signals

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
104
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
An introduction to railroad signaling. Interlockings, automatic block system, absolute-permissive block system, centralized track control (CTC), signaling timeline.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-12
Page:
50
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
The author discusses using C/MRI-based signals to add to the realism of operating your layout. Topics covered in this article are: prototype signaling, braking distance and railroad signaling, accurately modeling prototypical signaling, block signals, interlocking signals, examples of two-head interlocking signals, prototype signaling basics, vital signaling circuitry, non-vital signaling circuitry, prototype's abundant use of relays, signal terminology, speed limits and railroad signaling, train speed as a function of turnout frog number (includes prototype and equivalent modeling tables for speeds through various frogs), in-advance-of, in-approach-to, and in-the-rear-of signaling terminology, signal system implementations, Automatic Block Signaling (ABS), Absolute Permissive Block (APB) Signaling, Centralized Traffic Control (CTC), and interlocking at terminals and junctions.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 10

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-10
Page:
62
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) systems, and methods of train dispatching (TT&TO, TWC, DTC, CTC).

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 11

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-11
Page:
38
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers modern CTC, transition-era CTC, and dispatching from remote locations using CMRInet.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 12

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2017-01
Page:
38
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers turnout control. The first part covers how the prototype does it, and then the rest of the article covers how to simulate that in our model world, including using DCC accessory decoders for this purpose.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 13

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2017-02
Page:
62
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers protecting hand-operated electric lock switches within signaled territory.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-01
Page:
50
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
In this installment, the author covers Signal Aspect, Name, and Indication, ABS Single-head Block Signals, Multi-head Block Signals, Flashing Aspects, APB Single Head Block Signals, and Interlocking Signals. The article is accompanied by drawings as well as photos of some of these implemented on the author's layout.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-02
Page:
50
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers speed signaling vs. route signaling.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-03
Page:
58
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers Route Signaling

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-04
Page:
54
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers Automatic Block Signaling (ABS).

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 6

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-05
Page:
54
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers programming ABS signals.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-06
Page:
62
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers Absolute Permissive Block (APB) signaling.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 8

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-08
Page:
66
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers programming APB signals and making the hardware connections.

Understanding Railroad Signals Part 9

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-09
Page:
66
Author:
Bruce Chubb
Description:
This installment covers dealing with simultaneous entry of opposing trains on single track, and modeling APB signaling.

Working Train Order Board

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-10
Page:
75
Author:
Noel Holley
Scale:
HO
Description:
Step by step instructions on how to build working semaphore train order boards. Includes several prototype photos, including up-close ones, and model construction photos.