Shar­ing the same post

Model Rail (UK) - - Masterclas­s -

Some­times you’ll see a sig­nal post with both a stop arm and a dis­tant arm. Con­fus­ing, eh? Not re­ally.

This oc­curs if the fol­low­ing block is quite short. The stop arm will be at the top and will be the one that the driver obeys first. If it’s at dan­ger, the train has to stop.

The dis­tant sig­nal un­der­neath it is for the next stop sig­nal. There­fore, if the stop sig­nal is off but the dis­tant sig­nal is on, the driver can pro­ceed – but knows to stop at the next sig­nal.

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