Atlas Signal System

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Hoghead, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    I am no electrician by any means and I understand that the signals will be pretty much fool proof. The thing I don't fully understand is the block detector. Could it be some kind of photo eye type gadget and if so how will this be installed on track that has already been glued down and covered with ballast?

    I really like the idea of of this signal system but do to my lack of electrical experience (yes I still run analog:oops: ) I am leery about laying down the money. I guess more info will become available as time goes on.

    Any of the longtime experts here have a basic idea how this system will work in laymans terms?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I was just reading the announcement about the N and HO scale signal systems on the Atlas forum. Although I don't know how it workks, the description makes it sound easy to install. They aren't being released until September, I believe. The signals themselves look very nice but neither style would be appropriate for my railroad. Hopefull they'll come out with more styles later. It will be interesting to hear more, especially from forum members here thaqt install the system.
  3. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    Thanks Ralph,

    I suspect you model the PC:rolleyes: why wouldn't those be appropriate for you layout?

    They are all over the Northeast except on the NEC where the old Pennsy position lights are still in use.
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Hoghead,You may want to contact Atlas and ask them..Rob,Paul or Cory will answer any questions(except for new unannounced products) and will usually reply the same day.:thumb:
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Yo're right, of course! :thumb: I come from Upstate NY where I was used to seeing single searchlight signals along the old West shore line....those are the kind I always imagined adding to the layout since its supposed to be suggestive of that region...and yes, I do love those Pennsy position lights too! I might be pursuaded to go with the current Atlas signals if it looks like production of other styles is going to take a while....if the system is as good as it looks it will be tempting to get some!
  6. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    Quite a scenic line along the Hudson.

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