South Staging Dwarfs
Due to the location of south staging and the fact that it is set at 1200mm from the floor and behind fascia, I needed / wanted to install departure signals in South staging and the visibility of a traditional signal was going to be a challenge as they just could not be seen. I also had some new pre wired LED's that I wanted to try.
I decided to come up with a dwarf signal that while is not prototypical, it has a look like it is a dwarf but can also be seen. Basically, per the pictures below, it is a brass tube with a hood, but the top of the tube has a lense in it so the colour can be seen from the top.
Follow along with a series of pictures with the progress of the build.
To order to create a lense in the top of the brass tube, I cut the lense of a 2mm LED I use for my other signals. The LED will be used in another signal.
Here is the mast all assembled showing that the light can be see like a normal signal
Here is the Red and then the yellow follows.
Here is the view from the isle where south staging is located.
Here is a view of the signals installed.
This is the end of the build of the South staging signals.
The north staging signals are normal dwarf signals as they can be seen and are at eye height.
Next the install of the rest of the signals on the layout.