New digital signal installed at Bayshore
Wed, Apr 4 2012 | Layout
Dave Flynn, Electrical Department Head, has installed a new BLMA 2-head signal on the main just east of the Bayshore Station. The signal is held in place with a custom designed base that utilizes magnets. The magnet base is designed so that there is only one way to install the signal base. Best of all the magnet, while strong, will still give way if someone bumps the signal tower while cleaning track.
In order to drive the white, red, and green LEDs the 8 wire leads had to be reprogrammed to work with our digital signal system. After an extensive debugging the software glitch was found and the signal works as expected.
The BLMA signal is top-drawer with see-through mesh platforms, scale ladders and the like. Come on down and see the signal in operation.