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March 30th, 2013, 01:56 PM
Hi guys,

Has anybody ever thought of modeling the C&O or their unique tri-light signals? The cantilever style bridges were a C&O trademark and still survive today in some areas, although CSX is rapidly replacing them all in anticipation of PTC. Modeling of these for Trainz would be a great addition to eastern routes, specifically former C&O, or even fictional routes. The C&O had some of the most unique interlockings around and had quite a variety of signal installations.

Modeling of the signal bridges and signal head assemblies separately would allow the end user to customize signal interlockings just like the C&O did with ease.


http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railp...humbnails.html (http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railpics/09-07-26_CnO_SURVEY_09/-Thumbnails.html)

http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railp...humbnails.html (http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railpics/06-11-12_CandO_CARDINAL/-Thumbnails.html)


-- Nick O'Dell

March 30th, 2013, 02:30 PM
I'm very intrested this signals, like CPL signals. But i have no time for this. Maybe in future....

BTW, this signals very similar with Russians signals!
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March 31st, 2013, 10:12 PM
Glad someone has an interest in them, even though they can't be done right now. I wish they could, or I could learn how to model. I've become very keen with texture drawing, painting, and weathering, but have just never mastered modeling. I was an MSTS member for a LONG time, and have now converted to Trainz. Eventually, I would like to build a CSX Former-C&O route modeling Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio through some of my old stomping ground some day, and of course include all the old signals as they are a huge staple to the route.

C&O had some interesting elevated signal relay cabinets in the Ohio River Valley also due to flooding:


Note the new signals being installed and the old C&O phone box forward of the signal relay house




- Nick O'Dell

March 31st, 2013, 11:42 PM
I like the Union Switch & Signal vertical colorlight signals too... one of my projects was to make a high-detail model of the US&S style R-2 for Trainz, but I haven't worked on it in well over a year. East Coast Trainz's Seaboard Air Line trackside signal set (available here (http://n8phu.wordpress.com/east-coast-trainz-download-page/); a couple of C&O cantilevers are available there too, for what it's worth) are models of such US&S signals, though set up for Seaboard signal rules according to the description.

April 1st, 2013, 12:24 AM
There is a set of C&O cantilever bridges and other piece parts at the site in my signature, look under East Coast Trainz Download page.

As for the signals I think you could get away with using some of the built in stuff, let me look at it and give you some idea....


Signal USA 2 series , Signal 2 xxx series and Signal 3 xxx series which are built in are pretty close to what the C&O had....... That should give you a good start.