Semaphore signals with welded steel masts

 
  The Man in Blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: Trackside in Baiyin NW China!
I have just watched a NSW steam video on U Tube, in it was footage of a triple signal at Willow tree with a welded steel mast.
Can anyone tell me whether this signal still exists?
If not, any clues to where welded steel signal mast signals can be found.
A small regional museum has need of 2 to restore a double and a triple signal with rotted out masts.
We have tried to get suitable timber, no luck. Skilled Adze men to make tapered poles in short supply.
Any photos of welded steel posts would be greatly appreciated, (particularly the one at Willow Tree)
Can anyone point me towards engineers drawings of welded steel signal masts.
Cheers! MIB

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
If it is/was a semaphore, it'll be long gone. Willow Tree has been colour light signalling for many a moon.

Can you post the link to the video, to give the membership an idea what you're looking for?
  The Man in Blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: Trackside in Baiyin NW China!
It's on this film, an hour long, great stuff of steam on the Main North



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDVUsaeFKhs

Signal is 1.00.30 into video
  raymcd Locomotive Driver

Location: Artarmon NSW
I have just watched a NSW steam video on U Tube, in it was footage of a triple signal at Willow tree with a welded steel mast.
Can anyone tell me whether this signal still exists?
If not, any clues to where welded steel signal mast signals can be found.
A small regional museum has need of 2 to restore a double and a triple signal with rotted out masts.
We have tried to get suitable timber, no luck. Skilled Adze men to make tapered poles in short supply.
Any photos of welded steel posts would be greatly appreciated, (particularly the one at Willow Tree)
Can anyone point me towards engineers drawings of welded steel signal masts.
Cheers! MIB
The Man in Blue


Is this the one?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/raymcd2/15326831428/
  stopblock Junior Train Controller

Location: Planet Earth
I think that we should be careful about descriptions (taking into account technological advancements) here.
The OP asked about 'welded' posts with a picture from the Ray McDermot collection of the fine example at Willow Tree being supplied later on in the thread. Welded posts are of relatively recent (i.e. post WWII) construction.

The next examples given (from Leongatha [Vic] and Manilla [NSW]) are of the 'Lattice" (riveted) type of construction (used extensively across all colonial systems - gauge notwithstanding) and these are definitely a generation earlier than the welded variety (and definitely more prone to rust/corrosion and earlier fatigue).

Can the OP provide a statement as to whether he is after a 'lattice' type or a 'welded' type to replace the wooden type this 'regional museum' are after?

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