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sp762



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: A bridge too far? Reply with quote

I'm looking at MODRATEC frames for a garden railway application - and just read the useful thread on the topic... lots of questions answered there.

Because mine is a single line railway, it follows that a token will be required to access the running line. How would I go about incorporating a token lock into the release for the starter signal?

Two ideas that occur to me are:

1. Electrical locking, with the circuit broken by use of a keyed lock.
2. A mechanical stop bar that is lowered by the same mechanism.

I guess the real question is, am I just taking this whole thing a little too far?

Kind regards,

Mike
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sp762



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry - there's no edit option - just to clarify.

What I actually want to achieve is a situation where, after an appropriate route is set, it is impossible to release the starter signal without having the correct block token inserted into an unlocking mechanism.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp762,

Electrical locking is coming soon - we are aiming towards April 2012. This would seem the most practical option for you.

And with railway modelling - too far is not even far enough!!
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