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MarkMLl:
Does anybody have an interest in traditional semaphore signalling?

My understanding is that there's at least one simulator written in Delphi https://www.simsig.co.uk/ but that it doesn't interface with authentic peripherals...

MarkMLl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Tunnel_rail_crash

https://www.ekeving.se/tlv/Saxby/union.html

winni:
Hi!

Only a little bit near topic:

The worlds greatest model railroad layout is the Miniatur Wunderland in city of Hamburg

https://www.miniatur-wunderland.de/


Since the first day they use Delphi for the whole system: Railroad, cars, ships, airplanes,  and the light in the 15 minute night and day cycle. [ Exception: the software inside the cars is assembler]

Some years ago there was a report about this in german c't magazine:
 
https://www.heise.de/hintergrund/Delphi-im-Einsatz-bei-der-weltweit-groessten-Modellbahnanlage-1921899.html


A bunch of crazy girls and boys creating great technical solutions.

and one half of the twin-bosses is a great Delphi freak.

A lot of stuff can be found on youtube

Winni

MarkMLl:
Thanks, noted :-)

Although I'm talking 12-inches-to-the foot here :-)

MarkMLl

PascalDragon:

--- Quote from: MarkMLl on December 05, 2022, 09:14:49 pm ---Does anybody have an interest in traditional semaphore signalling?
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Considering that there's quite a different bunch of signalling in and around Munich (a few real semaphores on a cargo station in the east, an ever reducing number of light H/V signals, a growing number of Ks signals and PZB and LZB (on both S-Bahn and U-Bahn) as cab signalling systems as well as a mixture of different kinds of signalling controls from mechanical to digital (ESTW)), yes, I do have a passing interest in that. ;D


--- Quote from: MarkMLl on December 05, 2022, 09:14:49 pm ---My understanding is that there's at least one simulator written in Delphi https://www.simsig.co.uk/ but that it doesn't interface with authentic peripherals...
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Why the interfacing with authentic peripherals? And what kind of peripherals are we talking about?

Zath:
I live about 20 miles from Clayton Tunnel.
We always used to make a point of looking at it as kids when we were going to Brighton.

I have to say I'm more a motive power and rolling stock person but anything railway orientated is good for me.

You might like to read this.
https://www.bluebell-railway.com/brps/signalling-tokens/

Whether it would have stopped the Clayton tunnel crash is another matter. Semaphore or electric lights, a train can still proceed if the driver wishes.

If you spend time looking around older lines, you can usually find remnants of old signalling and the links between signals and changing of points, ground repeater signals etc.

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