I’ve written a feature for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine about how I created a working telegraph system for my model railway.
Railway telegraph systems are rarely modelled, but were in use throughout the steam era. They were long-lived on lightly-trafficked lines such as my one-train-per-day operation to Port Rowan.
This article details how I set up the network, where I found the telegraphy equipment, and how I have created “cheat sheets” for operators to use when OS-ing their trains. It should provide any reader with enough information to set up such a system on their own layout.
You can read all about it in the June, 2016 issue of RMC: