Flag Stop Signal HELP!!

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Flag Stop Signal HELP!!
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 24, 2004 4:37 AM
Hi all
I need some help for my model railway.
I am Seeking Pictures or drawings of a Flag Stop semaphore Signal.
I have been able to establish such a semaphore signal did in fact exsist.
And may have had a green or green and white arm and lights of the same colours.
Any light this forum could shed on the subject would be appreciated
regards John
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 24, 2004 9:15 AM
I'm not sure, but I'm guessing it looks like a train-order signal.
-Daniel
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 26, 2004 7:47 AM
Hi train junky29
Err whats a train order signal? sounds a daft question but I am not familier with US
signal practices
regards John
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Posted by dehusman on Friday, April 30, 2004 1:37 PM
The book series "Reading Railroad Station Pictorial" by Benjamin Bernhart has several pictures of stations with flag stop signals. For example in the "P-Z" book in the above series there are good pictures on pp 14, 16, 36, 50, 62, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 80, 81, 84, 100, 104.

A train order signal is a signal that tells a train to pick up train orders at that station. What the poster is probably refferring to is a 'semaphore" signal. It has a blade about 6" to a foot wide and 4 to 6 feet long that is hinged so that the blade can have three indications, vertical, at a 45 deg angle and horizontal, corresponding to green, yellow and red on color light signals. The end of the blade can be flat, pointed, a swallowtail, or round.

Dave H.

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