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how to keep an eye on traffic lights in the distance or make them bigger?


David Teide

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Hallo.
Ich habe ein Problem oder vielmehr etwas, das mir nicht gefällt. 
Und ich würde gerne wissen, ob man etwas tun kann, um es zu lösen.
Lassen Sie mich das erklären.
Ich benutze die Schweizer Signalisierung. Aber in der Ferne werden sie unsichtbar.
Ich mache sie größer, wenn ich die Skala nach oben gehe. 
Aber natürlich wird auch der Kontaktpunkt des Gleises gemacht.
Wenn ich die Ampel an ihren Platz stelle, wird sie wieder klein.
Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, die Ampel von der Kontaktstelle zu trennen, um die Ampel größer zu machen?

 

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Hello.
I have a problem or rather something I don't like. 
And I would like to know if something can be done to solve it.
Let me explain.
I use the Swiss signalling. But in the distance they become invisible.
I make them bigger when I go up the scale. 
But of course also the contact point of the road is made.
When I put the traffic light in its place, it becomes small again.
Is there any way to separate the traffic light from the contact point to increase the size of the traffic light.

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Hallo David,

vor 55 Minuten schrieb David Teide:

Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, die Ampel von der Kontaktstelle zu trennen

Ja, du kannst den Parallelabstand verringern.

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Wenn du jetzt das Signal neben das Gleis setzt, landet der Kontakt nicht mehr auf dem Gleis.
Du benötigst dann einen zusätzlichen Gleiskontakt, den du mit dem Signal verknüpfst, wenn das Signal weiterhin Züge beeinflussen soll.

Viele Grüße
Götz

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Hallo @David Teide

What exactly are you about? As a dispatcher, do you want to be able to see the signal position? Then place the red/green indicator light (D2DE4223-7DE0-4831-8765-A2A63BC92768) in the middle of the track and connect it to the signal. If you set the indicator lights on an own level, you can show/hide them as needed.

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Kind Regards

Phrontistes

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I'm sort-of in agreement with @Phrontistes - You can put larger indicator lights that connect to the signals.  Personally though I would put them on a control panel. The "Track Control Panel" system in its own section of the catalogue has signals that, if connected to the signal on the layout, will show the same aspect.

Then position a camera to look at the panel and put it in its own window, and you can instantly see the aspect of any signal and also change them. You can even set this up to work with routes. I had an example of this that I lost when my PC died, but, oh well!

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vor 14 Minuten schrieb simonjackson1964:

Then position a camera to look at the panel and put it in its own window

vor 15 Minuten schrieb simonjackson1964:

I had an example of this that I lost when my PC died, but, oh well!

:(

Here is an example from me: 61F3BB89-118E-4D37-AAA2-FC1E202A887B

Kind regards

Phrontistes

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The only thing I would say to that is that the occupied (red) sections of the control panel don't seem to be clearing properly, also the point indicators aren't set. Depending on how you have it set up, turning the red ones clear can be done with a simple event that has "When a vehicle leaves a track/street" as its activation, and sets the corresponding indicator on the control panel...

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vor 21 Minuten schrieb simonjackson1964:

the occupied (red) sections of the control panel don't seem to be clearing properly

I think the occupancy display is correct. Hide the following levels so you can compare it with the trains.

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vor 17 Minuten schrieb simonjackson1964:

the point indicators aren't set

What is a point indicator?

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Oh, right! Sorry. I didn't see the signals on the hidden loop!

 

FB58B042-F0CE-4777-A155-491DC4303A2D - for a standard two-way point,

1E2DE4AE-FB18-4EB7-8CB7-D25015DD1B0E - for a three-way

A76739BF-181C-4528-8A64-6E3204F85B96 - for a slip.

They have options for different directions, you drop them onto the points on the control panel and connect them to the points on the layout. The button in the middle lets you manually change points on the layout from the control panel, and the yellow bar indicates the setting.

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Sorry, I didn't realise you meant with "point" the construction of interconnected tracks that can be used to change the direction of travel of a rail vehicle. I'm not a native English speaker like you and translated "point" like "dot".

vor 1 Stunde schrieb simonjackson1964:

the point indicators aren't set

(y):$

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@simonjackson1964

I presume that @Phrontistes wasn't familiar with the colloquial term point for a switch point and thus couldn't figure out what sort of indicator you meant.
In school we learn that a point is a dot rather than a place. The point of interest made me realise that it's not a dot, long after I left school.

added remark: He just confirmed my suspicion

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I've only just gotten around to taking a closer look at the layout I made months ago.

Am 6.11.2023 um 21:59 schrieb simonjackson1964:

the point indicators aren't set.

That's not true, they're set.

Am 6.11.2023 um 23:16 schrieb simonjackson1964:

connect them to the points on the layout

That's what they are.

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