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21.09.2014
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This included both searchlight type and block type signals for NC-Lines and NC-Traction, respectively. Detectors – Depending upon where a detector is located, the signal aspect tells an engineer if another train occupies the block and whether he can proceed or not. Turnout Control – since the position of a turnout indicates whether a train is headed toward a diverging or through route, signals attached to the turnout should also indicate to the engineer the speed at which he can safely proceed.
Lionel four 0-22 turnouts set signal aspects since an AC voltage is always present at two of the three terminals located on the switching housing. An Atlas turnout on NC-Traction's mainline is controlled by a CIRCUITRON Tortoise(R) Switch Machine. For trolley operation, the Tortoise positions control east- and west-bound signals on the mainline as well as an east-bound signal on a diverging branch (5 heads, 13 LEDs, & 4 aspects). As the trolley passes, its pickup roller bridges the gap and triggers the timer whose two intervals may be either 10 or 30 seconds. Shiloh Signals supplied the scale-sized signals, each of which features long-lasting light emitting diodes (LEDs) rather than light bulbs.


Enabling these aspects requires detectors, turnout control, and timers all of which are described below. An example is entering and leaving a terminal track area where slow speed is crucial to safety.
A Medium Clear aspect, for example, permits 30 mph operation on an NC-Lines diverging or merging route over Lionel 0-22 turnouts with a relatively sharp 31” curve.
The two terminals are the center plus the right or left terminal depending upon the turnout position. Shiloh Signals products work on either AC or DC voltage where the 10 to 12 volt range is preferred for long LED life. The Tortoise's two internal NO (normally open) and NC (normally closed) contacts route 12 volt DC to the signals whose aspects are determined by this turnout's position. Shiloh makes the timers and supplies a simple yet effective means of detecting the trolley's location -- a bent wire soldered to a small u-shaped bracket. As a trolley travels toward its terminal track, the normally red eastbound aspect is changed to Approach Slow for ten seconds, sufficient time for trolleys to enter the terminal area. As both the short line and interurban operations expand in the next couple of years, the same signaling principles will be applied.


High-rail switching operations can be translated into signal aspects by tapping into turnout voltage outputs. Burnout at higher 022 switch voltages is prevented with a 470-ohm resistor in series with the signal's common lead. On the reverse side of the mast, the westbound aspect changes from Stop to Clear for ten seconds when the trolley leaves the terminal.
Which method you select for your layout signaling depends on your layout plan and operations, and the warnings your engineers require to safely run their trains and the motormen their trolleys. Some detectors hold a circuit to keep the signal aspect fixed until another power drawing car such as a lighted caboose is sensed. Sixteen volts from a spare transformer powers the timer which is independent of the applied track voltage.



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