Fred Mills said:
Bob; Lawrence Watkins started trying to fabricate simple signals, using electric conduit parts. Although not to scale, and on the large size, they don't look too bad. He had a problem getting LED's bright enough to be seen in bright daylight, and sort of gave up.
Along came Steve Watson and his wife Seana, taking over as leads on the project, and trying to use automotive LED's. They are available in Red, Green, and amber. They have made two test samples, which work great, can be easily seen by the operators, are very inexpensive, and should be very weather proof, along with being very durable.
We are going for simple two headed signals, with red and green heads. I hope someone will take pictures soon so I can show you.
The cables to activate the signals are now in place, and the small power supplies are on hand.
A three headed signal could easily be built, if we need it.
As I have mention on many occasions; these signals are not to just "Look pretty". They are to actually be used for part of the operation, as a dispatcher controlled fixture.
Fred, please keep us posted. I want some cheep signals for my railroad. The wires for them were put in place when I built the railroad, but as of yet they are unused.
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