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by chrisyates
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Turnout motors
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Turnout motors

Hi Does anyone know the make/pattern of green/orange wire connector used on DCC Concepts Cobalt turnout motors? They are 0.1" spacing and are a fairly common standard design, but I can't identify the manufacturer. I am trying to source a make of header pin to use to provide a disconnect facilit...
by chrisyates
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers
Replies: 45
Views: 11468

Re: Stores Range: Laser Cut Brook Smith Sleepers

I'm sure you won't have overlooked the need to vary the spacing of sleepers towards the ends of track panels? Certainly the GWR did this, and I think it was common practice among most/all lines?

Regards,

CHRIS
by chrisyates
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 7731

Pentroller repairs

Folks Our S4 Group now has at least four Pentrollers that, in the immortal words of Monty Python, are late, and need repairing. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where or who can handle repairs? They seem to be beyond the ken of normal mortals, but we would rather get them back into service if ...
by chrisyates
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Fovant Military Camp Railway
Replies: 37
Views: 11288

Re: Fovant Military Camp Railway

Hi, John When ordering ply, one of the key words in the spec is "throughout", as in "birch throughout". This means that knots and any other imperfections have been stamped out and replaced with an infill. These are usually just visible on the surface layers, and are not a problem...
by chrisyates
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Fovant Military Camp Railway
Replies: 37
Views: 11288

Re: Fovant Military Camp Railway

Hi, John 1" square tube is probably strong enough for what you want, but it is worth thinking about the mechanics of using rectangular tube: I use 11/2" x 1", with the wide side across the boards. The benefit is that you can space the fixing screws (self-tappers) for ply cross-members...
by chrisyates
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Fovant Military Camp Railway
Replies: 37
Views: 11288

Re: Fovant Military Camp Railway

Hi, John I source the aluminium tube from Metals4U; see: http://www.metals4u.co.uk/aluminium-box--square-tube/13/products.asp. It comes in a few days and is reasonably priced. If the legs can be contained at 900mm high or less, then a good economical source of straight-grained, and reasonably lightw...
by chrisyates
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Fovant Military Camp Railway
Replies: 37
Views: 11288

Re: Fovant Military Camp Railway

Hi, John Interesting prototype! I also like the baseboard construction. I actually built Gerry Beale's baseboards, so I am interested in a few aspects of your design. Firstly, regarding your comments about diagonal bracing on the legs. Gerry's boards were quite high, and I used rectangular aluminium...
by chrisyates
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Open micro switches
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: Open micro switches

Folks At last I received a small package from Switzerland containing ten spare micro switches for the Lemaco/Fulgurex type of turnout motor. Lemaco no longer seem to be around - or at least are not selling their excellent point motors anymore. However, the switches are identical to those used on the...
by chrisyates
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Open micro switches
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: Open micro switches

Many thanks for the helpful replies, especially Martin Wynne - no comment needed for the others! The switch in the RSS catalogue appears to be identical to the Peco unit.

I'll pursue further and post an update.
by chrisyates
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Open micro switches
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Open micro switches

Can anyone advise on a source of open micro switches of the same pattern used on Lemaco and Fulgurex turnout motors? They must be used in industry somewhere, but I haven't been able to track them down. Does anyone know what their proper name is? Any help greeatfully received.
by chrisyates
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 14651

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Chaps

Does anyone know if the axles are the same for the Bachman Western as for the Dapol? If they are I am interested in three sets.

Regards,

CHRIS

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