Page 1 of 1

NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm
by Majormagna
I don't suppose anyone knows where I can buy some drawings/diagrams, or know of books containing such, of the ubiquitous NER slotted post signals?

While the request could fall into the topic of modelling, I ask here because I don't feel it's close enough to that particular boards remit.

Any help or information that could be supplied will be gratefully recieved.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:15 pm
by jwealleans
Get hold of Mick Nicholson. He'll know where you should look, if such things still exist.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:35 pm
by Trestrol
If I remember correctly there are drawings in North Eastern Tecord vol1.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:02 am
by JonBates
The North Eatern Railway Association published a book “ History of North Eatern Railway Signalling” which was a comprehensive history of the development of NER signalling. It included a number of diagrams and photos of slotted post signals ....as well as plenty of information about signal boxes, level crossings, signal layouts etc

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:53 pm
by richard
The book is recent (last year or so) but has already sold out - the NERA are currently polling members/etc as to whether they should have a second printing...

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 am
by 65447
'A Pictorial Record of LNER Constituent Signalling', AA MacLean, OPC 1983 [86093-146-3] has drawings and photographs of several types. Quite rare and pricey but can be requested through your local public library...

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:27 pm
by Dave
You might like to see the Model Railway articles of May, July and Aug 1988 on NER signals by J H Wright, there may be some in the June edition but I don't have that one. I would not mind a copy if there is any info in it.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:12 pm
by tomburnham
Dave,
There is a John Wright article on North Eastern Railway signalling in the June 1988 Model Railways and is headed "John H. Wright looks at wooden posts, brackets and fittings".
Tom.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:30 pm
by Majormagna
Thanks to you all for the information, I knew of the NERA "History of North Eatern Railway Signalling" book, but have been unable to find a second hand copy for sale, here's hoping they re-publish.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:56 pm
by Dave
Tom.
Thank you for the info on the June edition I always thought I had missed a section. Now to find a copy.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:06 pm
by Seagull
65447 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 am
'A Pictorial Record of LNER Constituent Signalling', AA MacLean, OPC 1983 [86093-146-3] has drawings and photographs of several types. Quite rare and pricey but can be requested through your local public library...
Bill Hudson Transport Books currently lists a copy for £12.50, plus postage I would expect.

Alan

NER Signal Drawings & Info

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm
by Majormagna
Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd just ask here: I'm looking into the Raven Fog Signalling system, and wondered if anyone knew how widespread it was or how late it lasted?

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:33 pm
by drmditch
Some of the same reference material listed above will help.
From memory most of the main line between York and Newcastle

I think it lasted until about 1933.

Will try to check later.

Re: NER Slotted Post Signal Drawings

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:07 am
by richard
I've just seen on facebook, that the NERA have authorised a second printing of "History of North Eastern Signalling".

Re: NER Signal Drawings & Info

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:18 am
by 65447
Majormagna wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd just ask here: I'm looking into the Raven Fog Signalling system, and wondered if anyone knew how widespread it was or how late it lasted?
It wasn't just for fog signalling but one of the earlier forms of AWS. It gets a one-page mention in LNER Constituent Signalling (ibid) - p150. Introduced 1895, abandoned October 1933, and 'a large proportion of the NER was covered by the system' with a note that LNER Pacific class locomotives allocated to the NE Area were fitted with the mechanical equipment, with those likely to operate over the Forth Bridge having an addition that lifted the contact shoe clear of the trough girders of that bridge.