Rob’s been in touch with a fun video of his model railway signals.
Who doesn’t enjoy a cab ride video? And it’s wonderful to see all of Rob’s layout too:
I thought your readers might enjoy this video.
The last time I provided a camera ride on my layout there seemed to be a few questions about the function of my signals.
I created this video to explain my thinking and the function of one of my lines.
There are three loops on my layout.
One is my freight line which is signaled for bi-directional running plus there are two express lines in each direction for passenger service.
In this video, we look at one of the express lines in detail.
I made the video as though it was a route learning video like it was done in the 70s and 80s in the UK just for fun.
In the video, it takes you almost all the way around the layout explaining the various signals and what they indicate, and how they work to keep the lines safe.
My regular subscribers seemed to really enjoy this video. Perhaps yours will too.
I remember there was one person who thought I needed a feather or two where there was a point or switch/crossover coming up in the line.
I have since started scratch building some of these and perhaps can share how I did it in a future video.
Here are a couple of pictures of them anyway for now.
A big thanks to Rob for this – I know model railway signals are a sticking point for many of us.
And even if you’re not interesting the signals, it’s a very enjoyable cab ride.
And what’s more, there is another element to Rob’s post I am very fond of.
You know I’m always banging on about making a start – and then just to keep going?
Well, that’s exactly what Rob did.
Don’t just take my word for it though – have a look at his very post here.
It’s a journey for all of us – just enjoy the ride. But none of it happens unless you take that first step and make a start.
Rob took that step and look at him now. I was very happy to put him in the hall of fame.
And it’s always a pleasure when I see his name pop up in my inbox. He’s put together some fabulous posts.
One that springs to mind is his scratch built crane.
That’s all for this time. Please do keep ’em coming it’s the quietest I’ve ever known it I think.
And if today is the day you join in on the fun and make that start on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.