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Steve D.
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Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator program
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« on: Apr 1st, 2007, 8:13pm »
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Hi there guys:
 
Yes I noticed the date I am posting this is not a very... well, "serious" day (April 1st), but do allow me to introduce myself... I LOVE signalling! I always love to study the signalling lights, their aspects and such. Always interestes me.
 
Anyway, I decided to make a little fun program (Windows only) that will display the 4-major types of lights (Position lights, color position lights, searchlights and color lights) accordingly to what I learned. I am aware that there is a LOT of different types of standard out there and I am not able to cover all of them for now but this is what I got so far.
 
I'll be posting some screenshots. Due to the forum policy I am not able to put the program itself up here so I'll only send them to your email box upon request.
 
I guarantee you this is not a joke or a BAD (virus/spybot) program. Feedbacks are needed! Thanks guys!
 
Here's the color position light section:


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Steve D.
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 8:13pm »
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Here's the position light:

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Steve D.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 8:14pm »
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Here's the searchlight:

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Steve D.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 8:14pm »
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And finally, the "upside down traffic light", or, color lights:

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electro soundwave
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #4 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 9:43pm »
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check your pm's  

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SCL/L&N Family Lines
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #5 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 10:49pm »
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looks interesting so far. The one I've played around with the most is the "Color Light" as that's the one I'm most familiar with. I know you said that you didn't make it specific to any system so what standards did you use? I only ask so I can make sense of some of the signals; re: That ain't how Southern did it.

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Steve D.
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #6 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 6:33pm »
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Thanks a lot!  
 
Well standard-wise... I referred to a book ("Railroad Signalling by Brian Solomon") and a website a friend sent me (In the "About..." section of the software). What standard they are I am actually not sure. I would assume they are, general standard for the area where the signals are being used?  
 
Anyway I'm planning to put in the customize sector where you can put in up to 3 heads of a mixture of GRS searchlight and/or color lights with all the lights in your control.
 
Feedbacks? Yeah I know it's a toy lol.


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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #7 on: Apr 8th, 2007, 1:10pm »
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on Apr 1st, 2007, 8:13pm, Steve D. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi there guys:
 
Yes I noticed the date I am posting this is not a very... well, "serious" day (April 1st), but do allow me to introduce myself... I LOVE signalling! I always love to study the signalling lights, their aspects and such. Always interestes me.
 
Anyway, I decided to make a little fun program (Windows only) that will display the 4-major types of lights (Position lights, color position lights, searchlights and color lights) accordingly to what I learned. I am aware that there is a LOT of different types of standard out there and I am not able to cover all of them for now but this is what I got so far.
 
I'll be posting some screenshots. Due to the forum policy I am not able to put the program itself up here so I'll only send them to your email box upon request.
 
I guarantee you this is not a joke or a BAD (virus/spybot) program. Feedbacks are needed! Thanks guys!
 
Here's the color position light section:

 
 
Nice. So how do we get the software


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Steve D.
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #8 on: Apr 9th, 2007, 3:51pm »
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Drop me your email or, a private message with your email and I will email you a copy

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Steve D.
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 13th, 2007, 11:02pm »
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Hi there everybody.
 
The updated version of 1.1 is out. I've changed couple things since the last build.
 
- The CPL and PL sections are following CSX standard as of 2004.
- A medium size (I am not sure what it's called) drawf is added to the PL section.
- Removed and changed some aspects and confustion in the CPL and PL section.
- The Search light and color light follows Pacific Union standard.
- Canadian Railroad Operation Rule in production.
 
I will send the application via email upon request.


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electro soundwave
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 2:15am »
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you still got my e-mail addy?


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Steve D.
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #11 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 9:13pm »
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Check your PM.
 
BTW got my IIS running so you guys can download it directly from me. PM away and I'll send the link. Don't want to get flooded here by bots.


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« Reply #12 on: Mar 15th, 2008, 7:00am »
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on Apr 14th, 2007, 9:13pm, Steve D. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Check your PM.
 
BTW got my IIS running so you guys can download it directly from me. PM away and I'll send the link. Don't want to get flooded here by bots.

 
 
I tried emailing the guy twice to get the software with no luck. Anyone else have it? Send me a message please.
 
Mike


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« Reply #13 on: Feb 2nd, 2009, 5:27pm »
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I never noticed this topic until today. Anyone still have this signal software? Drop me a PM if you do. Thanks.
 
-Mike


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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator program
 
« Reply #14 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 2:26pm »
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Sorry about the long delay guys... I was dealing with some personal issues so...
 
Here is the newly updated version 1.2, click here to download: http://www.sbbala.com/CLSE12.zip
 
Version 1.2 #252 (February 9 2009):
- Long due update.
- Removed center light on the B&O CPL.  
- Removed aspect rules.
- Added drawf B&O CPL.
- Fixed when change type of signal poles aspect would not reset.
- Fixed wording in disclaimer.
- Fixed labling errors.
- Fixed certain aspect errors.


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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator program
 
« Reply #15 on: Mar 11th, 2009, 6:57pm »
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 Interesting program
Are any of the signals similar to those used by Southern Railroad during the forties?


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« Reply #16 on: Apr 6th, 2009, 4:21pm »
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on Mar 11th, 2009, 6:57pm, ganerd wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 Interesting program
Are any of the signals similar to those used by Southern Railroad during the forties?

 
If you can show me the aspects I can try to add them in.


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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog
 
« Reply #17 on: Apr 14th, 2009, 3:12pm »
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on Apr 1st, 2007, 10:49pm, electro soundwave wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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Am doing a Southern layout....Would like to know how Southern did do it. I am also sure that the guy that made the signaling program programmer could also use your input...


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Steve Johnson
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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator program
 
« Reply #18 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 7:07pm »
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Steve,
 
Perhaps this "signal concordium" link will help with different railroad's "aspects and indication's" (including Southern) for your program.  Also, you have to be careful with the "Solomon" book.  It is riddled with errors.  It looks like you have a very nice program going, though.
 
http://broadway.pennsyrr.com/Rail/Signal/aspect_concord.html
 
Terry S.


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