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Colour Light Signalling for Model Railways

By Simon Paley

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ISBN: 9781785006258
PUBLISHED: 18/10/2019
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 216 colour and 30 b&w photos

Despite modern appearances, colour light signalling has been around since the 1920s and is just as full of subtle details and variations as 'traditional' semaphore signalling. The inclusion of a working signalling system within a model railway layout is technically challenging but adds realism and 'wow' factor.

With over 200 illustrations including colour photographs of both prototype and actual model signalling, as well as easy-to-follow tables, diagrams and flow charts, this book contains:

  • A brief history of the development and deployment of colour light signalling in the UK
  • A basic explanation of how track design influences signalling design
  • Descriptions of the different components that make up a signalling system and how these components are used and controlled
  • How to create a realistic colour light signalling system for a model railway
  • Descriptions of in-cab signalling and the various types of level crossing

RRP: £19.99

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Latest Reviews
" This informative new book not only explains how the signalling works but also shows how it can be applied to a model railway layout. It contains a wealth of detail that you will refer to time and time again, making it a must-have for the modelling library. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Hornby Magazine

" For modellers who want to operate a prototypical layout using colour light signals and appropriate lineside equipment, this book is an excellent addition to the library. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Magazine of the Gauge O Guild

" This book covers not just the signals themselves but the vast array of signage and systems which influence them, and goes into far more detail than all but the most knowledge-hungry modeller would need. That being said, despite the title specifying 'for model railways', there is plenty for anyone with an interest in railways to enjoy as well. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Model Rail

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