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Burlington Northern

Burlington Northern searchlight signals can be connected to the Signalist SC1 as in the below diagram.

Burlington Northern twin head + single head searchlights connected to a SC1

Burlington Northern searchlight wiring diagram


Note that when using the CV38=8 configuration, flashing aspects can be achieved by toggling between the solid aspect and dark. Software such as JMRI will do this automatically.

BN

Rule

Description

Double

head

Single

head

Aspect No

CV38=77

Aspect No

CV38=129

CV38=8

Addr. 1

 

Addr. 2

242

Stop

R

R

R

0

0

Reverse

Normal

241

Restricted Proceed  (alt 1)

r

R

r

1

4

Reverse

Normal

241

Restricted Proceed  (alt 2)

R

r

r

2

4

 

 

241

Restricted Proceed  (alt 3)

R

L

L

3


 

 

239

Diverging Approach

R

Y

-

8

 

 

 

238

Diverging Approach Medium

R

y

-

10

 

 

 

237

Diverging Clear

R

G

-

14

 

 

 

236

Approach

Y

R

Y

17

1

Reverse

Reverse

235

Approach
Restricting (alt1)

Y

r

-

12




235

Approach Restricting (alt2)

Y

L

-

16

 

 

 

234

Approach Medium 

y

R

y

20

5

 

 

233

Approach Diverging

Y

Y


19


 

 

232

Advance Approach

Y

G

 

21

 

 

 

230

Clear  (alt 1)

G

R

G

23

2

Normal

Reverse

-

Dark

 

 

31

8

Normal

Normal


Key R=Red, r=Flashing Red G =Green, g=Flashing Green, Y=Yellow, y=Flashing Yellow, L=Lunar, 
W=White.


In JMRI use DCC Signal Mast Decoder for CV38=77 and CV38=129. For CV38=8 use Double Output (without Lunar) or Triple Output RGB (with Lunar) for each head. Visit the JMRI BN-1989 signal system to see the available mast types. The triple head mast variant has not been included here because it cannot show any more aspects than a double head, so if you want to model a triple head you will need to create the mast from individual heads



Signal reference chart for 1989 can be found on page 2 of this 1991 timetable:- Burlington Northern 1991 timetable PDF



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