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A to your Q

September 15 2017 at 5:48 PM
Ilian Filipov  (Login ilfil)
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Response to All useful pics and info ! Next Q -

Hi again Andrew,
The signals of DR (and most European railroads, if not all) are on the right side of the train direction of movement, so-called "F├╝hrerseite" (driver's side), for the driver's place in the steam locomotives was on the right. Now the old dinosaurs are gone, as well as these old so-called "visual signals" are, but the rule remains the same.
The signal of Miniart is good for the WW2 era but note it is electrically driven. Such signals were used in the big stations indeed, but most of them back then were switched by hand (often from a distance, with intricate system of rods, lines and levers with counterweights).
The water pump is also OK, although two signal lanterns is too much. Not that they didn't exist but most pumps were fitted with single lantern and were without extensions (lower pipe arm). However, I guess the kit has an option for building of "short arm" pump with one signal only.
Note also the draining sewer with grid under the funnel (when pump isn't in use and "parked" parallel to the track) is a must, it seems such detail isn't provided in the kit.

This message has been edited by ilfil from IP address on Sep 15, 2017 5:53 PM

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  1. Fab info, that helps me place the dio ! - Andrew Tomlinson on Sep 15, 2017, 5:54 PM
    1. Right - Ilian Filipov on Sep 15, 2017, 6:27 PM
  2. Railways signals in France - Patrice DEBUCQUOY on Sep 16, 2017, 1:49 PM

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