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by RedFred
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: WIT Control
Topic: Double Slips
Replies: 2
Views: 25698

The typical arrangement you suggest in the model is certainly one of the legitimate real-life configurations. There can be reasons to control each pair of points at one end of a double slip independently, but that is certainly not the most common, at least by my observation of British and related pr...
by RedFred
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: The real world
Topic: WHICH WAY DO SEMAPHORES POINT?
Replies: 1
Views: 23394

WHICH WAY DO SEMAPHORES POINT?

As semaphore signals fade from the scene on modern railways, the modeller has less opportunity to observe in the real world the things they may wish to create in model form. An error which occurs in models surprisingly often is that semaphores point the wrong way. The general principle is that for a...
by RedFred
Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: DISTANT SIGNAL INTERLOCKING
Replies: 0
Views: 19110

DISTANT SIGNAL INTERLOCKING

Some SigScribe4 users seem to be having difficulty understanding how to interlock Distant signals with corresponding Stop signals. The Tutorial in the Help document illustrates the principles, but the following may also be useful. Usual (British) practice is to interlock a Distant signal with all fo...
by RedFred
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: Error concerning wrong colour levers
Replies: 1
Views: 22676

Thanks for this bug report, terry. We'll investigate and sort it as soon as possible. I'm glad you found a way around the problem.
by RedFred
Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: Defining off diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 22492

terry, Welcome to the Guest Lounge. I'm guessing that you are referring to the following paragraph from the tutorial: Shunt signal routes extend to the next facing shunt or home signal or "Shunt Limit" notice. Home signal routes extend to the next facing home signal or the next distant sig...
by RedFred
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: King Lever - sort of
Replies: 2
Views: 27428

Andrew, It is our intention to include a 'king lever' in SigScribe4 at some stage. In the meanwhile, you can achieve what you require as follows. Allocate a blue lever as the king lever and connect it to nothing. For each signal lever which will not otherwise be locked normal by points etc., define ...
by RedFred
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: File saving bug in 1.1.1 (7/Jul/05)?
Replies: 2
Views: 25947

Andrew,

Thanks for this bug report. We'll certainly give it the mirror treatment (look into it). And thanks for the good and precise detail - that always helps.

Has anyone else noted anything similar?
by RedFred
Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: SigScribe4 version 2 wish list
Topic: Plain Text Config File
Replies: 2
Views: 25886

A text summary is a good suggestion. Thanks AndrewIC.

What if it was editable as an alternative input method who those who have a deeper understanding of what they are doing? Thoughts anyone?
by RedFred
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: The real world
Topic: facing point locks
Replies: 3
Views: 31979

s_truck, this issue has come up previously - initially during the beta testing stage of SigScribe4. You can see what was discussed then in the SigScribe4 1.0.beta forum - facing point locks.
by RedFred
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Electric turnout control?
Replies: 2
Views: 28865

AnrewIC, have a look at the following article on the MODRATEC web site:

http://MODRATEC.com/mud_points.php

Also note that by using the MODRATEC point-wit, it is quite practical to run mechanical links across baseboard joins. Check out:

http://MODRATEC.com/wit.php
by RedFred
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: SigScribe4 version 1.1.1
Replies: 0
Views: 18829

SigScribe4 version 1.1.1

Yes, we found a bug in 1.1.0 almost as soon as we had released it - hence 1.1.1 is now available.
by RedFred
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Photos of kits
Replies: 1
Views: 24029

Check out the new article by Stewart McSporran in which he describes his construction of an 18-lever kit. It's accessible from the construction page:

http://MODRATEC.com/construct.php
by RedFred
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: cutting interlocking slots...
Replies: 3
Views: 31922

Correct on all counts! :)
by RedFred
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: cutting interlocking slots...
Replies: 3
Views: 31922

Ian, Do I understand that you have completed a SigScribe4 design, and you now want to know where to go from there? If so, then you don't need to do anything further except to submit your design to MODRATEC who will generate the necessary parts and instructions detailing where to put locking pins (do...
by RedFred
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Aluminium Tools in MODRATEC Lever Frame Kits.
Replies: 1
Views: 24890

Good suggestion, roger. The construction manual now includes your hint.