1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – Location of Signals


246. Whenever practicable, train order signals will be located adjacent to the train order office to which they apply, and other fixed signals, except switches, will be located to the right of the track which they govern. Where conditions require other locations they will indicated in special instructions.

247. When bridge, bracket or cantilever structures are used, signals will be located with respect to the tracks on which they affect movements as shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. One or more dummy masts, as in Figure 3, indicates that there are one or more tracks between the active signal and the track on which it affects movements.

248. Indications of fixed signals of the semaphore and colour light types are shown by the position of the semaphore arm, colour of lights, flashing of lights, or any combination thereof. They may be qualified by letter plate, marker, shape of semaphore arms, or any combination thereof.

Semaphore type signals display their indications by arm, or arms, to the right of the signal mast and in addition, by night, display lights of the prescribed colour as viewed from an approaching train.

Colour light type signals display their indications by lights of prescribed colour or flashing of such lights as viewed from an approaching train.

Figure 1 – Bridge Structure


Figure 2 – Bracket Structure


Figure 3 – Cantilever Structure

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Doubleheaders Layout Tour – Saturday, 06 April 2024

It’s that time of year again!

On Saturday, 06 April 2024, our club’s CP Sudbury Division layout will be open to the public in participation with the annual Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph and area tour, organized by the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club. This is a self-guided tour of a large number of club and private home layouts in the area.

If you are new to the Doubleheaders tour there are approximately 25 different layouts you can visit, varying from large club setups to small N-scale pikes, and you can see everything from tinplate trains to scratch-built prototype models. However the layouts are spread over a large area, which makes it difficult to see them all in a day. So you should prepare for a full day of layout touring, and also maybe consider making this an annual, or at least semi-annual event to frequent over the years.

For more details and ticket information please visit the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club web site.

Please note: Though some layouts on the tour are open later, the WRMRC will only be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Hope to see you then!

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