Problems reading signallites?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kf4jqd, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hello all:

    Are you have problems working on your signal lights as you are trouble shooting them? Here is a solution that may help you.

    Remember earlier I talked about Block wiring using telephone wire? These blocks can be linked to L.E.D.'s to show you what the signal light is showing to the train.
    Example:
    If the signal shows green
    to an on coming train. The green L.E.D. on the side of
    the table should be green.

    I use Atlas relays connected to the switch track. These relays have a 12volt source connected to them. REMEMBER: RESISTORS! As the track is switched and the signal changes colors. The indicator on the side of the layout also changes. For 12volt power indicators I use a red flashing L.E.D. I do line up the Led's as a signal light. I also mark them. Just like in the real world.

    This helps me out when I am working on the side of the layout. Now I don't have to get up and try to find what that signal says. Plus, friends think it looks high-tech!

    Andy

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