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Old 15-03-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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I am thinking of adding signals to my layout (when the time comes) and controlling them with BLOCKsignalling ASP1B Colour Light Signal Control Module Infra-Red units. What are the best 3 or 4 aspect signals to go for? My layout will cover a broad era from late 60's to the late 70's and maybe into the 8o's. Thank you.
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Eckon or Berko signals. Can't remember which ones which. One is for 00 and the other is for N gauge. Both do a range. The only downside these days is they tend to have ultra bright feathers, which only appeared after around 2005. Prior to that the feathers were not that bright. Older model signals from the range did have the duller feathers, so you may need to look at the secondhand market if they no longer do that type.

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Old 15-03-2018, 07:03 PM   #3
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On the feathers MG, i was driving until 1993, and there were plenty about all over the southeast, Cambridge, Didcot, Southampton and all over the Southern....if you go for 4 aspect that's a extra signal in each block section going down from green to 2 yellows, 1 yellow then a red.....
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I'm referring the difference between the old bulb feathers and the modern very bright LED type feathers.
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Eckon or Berko signals. Can't remember which ones which. One is for 00 and the other is for N gauge.
Eckon and Berko are essentially the same product. Berko are the ready-made version and Eckon are kits you assemble yourself. I've got both types on my layout - the Eckon ones are really easy to assemble.

The ready-made Berko ones don't have feathers I believe, so if you want these you'll need to assemble an Eckon kit.
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The ready-made Berko ones don't have feathers I believe, so if you want these you'll need to assemble an Eckon kit.
I'm sure it's a silly question but what are the feathers and when/where were they used?
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Feathers, this will help.....

https://www.heathcote-electronics.co.uk/signalling.html
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Old 15-03-2018, 11:16 PM   #9
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It wasn't a silly question to me and I'm sure to others. It set me off to the internet to find out

I know others will be able to explain better than me, so I'm including a link: http://www.railway-technical.com/sig...ling--what.pdf
Page six of eight gives what you wish to know. Others may say differently of course!
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Thank you both, very useful links.
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