Signal and tumbler for sidings

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Hermann Kuhne
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Signal and tumbler for sidings

Post by Hermann Kuhne »

I saw this interesting signal on Les Pivnic and Charlie Lewis' website Soul of a Railway. It is on the line from PE to Rosmead and can be seen at some sidings. Attached is a pdf with a picture of the siding.
I would like some info on this signal. The name if possible and if at all possible a better photo/picture of the signal.
We are currently working on the Klipplaat to Rosmead line for Railworks 2017 and would like recreate this signal as a working model in 3DS Max and Photoshop.

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John Ashworth
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Re: Signal and tumbler for sidings

Post by John Ashworth »

Thanks, Herman, for the query.

It looks to me like a points indicator at a passing loop, telling the driver of an approaching train which way the points are set. However, although I am not an expert, I would expect to see such a signal at a passing loop rather thana siding.
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Re: Signal and tumbler for sidings

Post by steve-jeffs »

G'day Herman,
Here in NSW Australia we would refer to that type of signal as a glass enclosed banner.
Used for subsidiary running or shunting indications.
But, as your example is not associated with a main running signal, unless out of view, then possibly as John suggests, being used as a point indicator.
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