With Narrow Gauge North at Pudsey fast approaching on Saturday 9th March I decided to add some signalling to Die Keinnamebahn. To this end the first light I fitted is to protect the coaling station crossover. I fitted a Viessmann 4011 stop signal and used a Train-Tech SC1 DCC signal light controller to automatically change the signal to red if the mainline crossover point is set to access the coaling station. The Train-Tech SC1 was so easy to set up that it made this task almost idiot proof.
- install the signal mast
- wire up the colour coded wires to the SC1 (which can accommodate common -ve or +ve LED lamp heads). The SC1 can accommodate up to 4 LEDs on two separate twin circuits.
- connect the SC1 to the DCC bus
- set the mainline point to ‘thrown’
- press the button on the SC1 until the signal lights flash
- trigger the point to ‘clear’
- JOB DONE!
The red lamp will light if the mainline point is ‘thrown’ and change to green to show when the mainline is ‘clear’.
What an easy system!