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Are there available documents that illustrate all the NH semaphore positions and describe what instructions are given by the positions and lights?Ron High wrote: Rob the biggest issue is a lot ,but not all semaphores had arms that pointed to the left towards the track. It was said that it related to the practice in electrified territory. Now I made the mistake of stating that all NH signals were that way .Much to my surprise that was not the case.MR had a series of articles back in the 1960s? about building semaphores. At some point back then Calscale made all the parts in lost wax castings.. I don't think you found them listed in their catalog but if you wrote them you could arrange to purchase the parts. In the 1970s I was able to do this and I did purchase parts.The only issue is the semaphore arms are for the more standard right hand configuration. Bowser has owned Calscale for a number of years but I don't know about the semaphore parts,Tomar makes some nice semaphore signals and sells parts but again they are the right hand layout.
you can see the left facing toward the track in some of these Tad Arnold photos
http://www.nerailroadphotos.com/TadArno ... /i-7NWwj6B
Great info in your three posts, Richard:rsullivan wrote: Mr. Ed(nhhe52). There was an article in a Shoreliner that describe each blades color and shape by its use, location, and meaning. I can't find it in the Shoreliner index. So, I'll have to go through them until I find it, then I'll let you know which one it is. If I remember correctly, the pointed tip red with white stripe blade was a warning of an approaching signal was ahead. The next signal would have a red with white stripe blade with a flat end demanding absolute stop, such as at a draw bridge. I don't recall what the red with white stripe rounded end blade meant. This is from memory, and I might have the color and tips wrong (but I hope not).
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967